NKADD Competes Against Other Development Districts in Statewide Food Drive

Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes will join with NKADD Board Chairman Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson and Executive Director Lisa Cooper and representatives from the Freestore Foodbank to kick off a statewide food drive competition that challenges Kentucky’s local and county government offices to donate food and funds to aid Kentucky families.

A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the NKADD office, 22 Spiral Drive, Florence.

The Office of the Secretary of State, The Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD), and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB) partnered to create the competition, which will run from October 16-27. The Area Development District that raises the most food and funds will win the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl.

“One in five Kentucky children don’t always know where their next meal will come from,” said Grimes at a press conference in Frankfort Sept. 14 to announce the competition. “We have to do better, we must do better. That’s why we are partnering with the Commonwealth’s Area Development Districts and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks to help us feed Kentucky’s kids and their families as we approach the winter and this holiday season.”

“It breaks my heart to know that more than 56,000 residents of our eight Northern Kentucky counties struggle with hunger and food insecurity,” said Tomlinson. “We’re counting on our businesses, local governments and organizations to come together to help provide some comfort to our neighbors in need.”

Every $1 donated through the competition will return $8 or more in food to the community.

Proceeds and goods generated from the competition will directly aid the members of the KAFB – an organization that distributes more than 58 million meals to 1 in 7 Kentuckians annually in partnership with a network of 800 local charitable feeding organizations throughout all 120 counties in Kentucky.

More information on the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl is at kafb.org/commonwealthbowl/.

City of Crescent Springs - Police Services RFP

The City of Crescent Springs is requesting proposals from certified law enforcement agencies in Kenton County, Kentucky for the provision of police services to the City beginning on July 1, 2018.

Proposals are due by 2:00pm, October 6th, 2017 at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (“NKADD”), 22 Spiral Drive, Florence, KY 41042, at which time proposals will be publicly opened. Submissions must be in a sealed envelope labeled on the front as “RESPONSE TO CRESCENT SPRINGS POLICE SERVICES RFP.” Electronic, email, or faxed submissions will not be accepted.

Informational meeting will be held at the Crescent Springs City Building on September 22, 2017 at 11:00 am local time. The full Request for Proposals may be obtained by contacting Meghan Sandfoss at (859) 283-1885 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or picked up at NKADD. The City of Crescent Springs reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Finance Officer - City of Crestview Hills

The City of Crestview Hills, Kentucky is seeking qualified candidates for the key management position of Finance Officer. Crestview Hills, located in the Cincinnati metropolitan region of Northern Kentucky, has a population of 3,300 (daytime population 8,500) and is a nationally accredited (CAFR) community.

Salary range $55,000 to $65,000 depending on education and experience. Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and at least 3 years of progressive municipal or governmental accounting experience. Candidate will have a knowledge of fund accounting, local, state, and federal laws pertaining to finance and be accomplished in budgeting, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and fixed asset management. Experience in computerized municipal or fund accounting systems is preferred. Must be organized and able to meet deadlines.

Candidate will be a team player and able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with employees, elected officials and the public. A combination of skills and experience demonstrating the above requirements may be considered.

Submit letter of interest and resume to the attention of City Administrator, City of Crestview Hills, 50 Town Center Boulevard, Crestview Hills, KY no later than Friday, September 22nd, 2017. The City of Crestview Hills is an equal opportunity employer.

NKADD Mitigation Plan Will Help Region Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

FLORENCE, KY - The Northern Kentucky Area Development District's eight-county region is better prepared for disasters with the recent approval of its local hazard mitigation plan, which is a long-term strategy to reduce the community's vulnerability to natural disasters. 

The plan identifies hazards and potential hazards in the Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties. It also creates a framework to help community officials make decisions that may ultimately protect lives and property. This recently approved plan expires in August 2022. 

The approval letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which reviews and approves all state, local and tribal hazard mitigation plans, commends NKADD "for development of a solid workable plan that will guide hazard mitigation activities over the coming years."

The plan outlines a strategy for implementing mitigation projects in the NKADD region, such as the Pendleton County Generator Project, a $50,825 project completed in 2014. By identifying needs, such as a new generator for the North Pendleton Fire District, the Hazard Mitigation Plan helps communities take proactive steps to lessen the impact of future disasters and the costly expenses associated with them. 

History shows the physical, financial and emotional losses caused by disasters can be reduced significantly through hazard mitigation planning. The planning process encourages communities to integrate mitigation with day-to-day decision making regarding land-use planning, floodplain management, site design and other activities. 

FEMA's approval of all state, tribal and local hazard mitigation plans is required as a condition for states and communities to receive certain types of disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. State mitigation plans must be approved every five years, as are local and tribal mitigation plans.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email info@nkadd.org

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