Kentucky League Of Cities Employee of the Year

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Awards were announced this week revealing the City Employee of the Year. Since 1999, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has been recognizing cities, city officials and city employees for their contributions to the commonwealth. The City Employee of the Year Award brings recognition to an exceptional city employee who performs at a distinguished level to improve his or her local government and community. The 2021 City Employee of the Year is Chief Derrick Blevins of the Morehead Police Department.

The Commonwealth has over 20,000 city employees eligible for this recognition. Chief Blevins was nominated and selected by a board of judges from around the state. Nominations were judged on the criteria including serving as a role model of exceptional public service, demonstrating qualities that exemplify a good employee such as leadership, professionalism, efficiency, innovation, dedication, creativity and teamwork. The nominee also must positively represent the city and consistently make a valuable contribution to improving their department and city services.

Chief Blevins has served the City of Morehead for 17 years. He started his career in 2004 and worked his way up within the Morehead Police Department serving as Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Special Response Team Commander, Lieutenant, Captain and named Chief in 2016.

The Kentucky League of Cities recognized Chief Blevins dedication and commitment to the employees of the Police and telecommunications department along with community. It is a true honor for the City of Morehead to have an employee recognized in this capacity. A formal recognition will take place later in 2021.