The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) award for City Employee of the Year recognizes outstanding city employees and celebrates their achievements.
Nominees must be a nonelected full-time employee of a Kentucky city that is a member of KLC. The award is open to all city employees including appointed employees (city clerks, managers, administrators, police and fire chiefs, etc.). There is no limit to the number of employees that may be nominated by one person. Nominees must be working in their city capacity on the date of nomination. All nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2019.
KLC executive staff will present the award in the winner’s home city during a city council/commission meeting or another event. KLC will work with the winner and city staff to determine the best venue. This will allow the winner’s family, friends and community, as well as local media, to participate in the award presentation. A special video will recognize the winner on social media, online and during the KLC Conference & Expo, September 24-27 in Covington. The video will be used in KLC social media and may be used locally by the winner in his or her city. The winner will be invited to be recognized at the KLC Conference & Expo but does not have to attend. A donation will be made by KLC to a Kentucky city program/project or qualified charity of the winner’s choice in his or her honor in the amount of $1,000. The winner will be recognized in KLC publications and by local and statewide media (including customized releases for local media).
Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:
The nominee is a role model/example of exceptional public service.
The nominee demonstrates qualities that exemplify a good employee such as leadership, professionalism, efficiency, innovation, dedication, creativity and teamwork.
The nominee positively represents the city.
The nominee consistently makes a valuable contribution to improving his or her department and city services.
Persons submitting online applications will receive a confirmation via email.
For more information, contact Terri Johnson or 859.977.3784.
Entries should be complete before submission. Thank you.