HIRT Coordinator joins NKADD staff



Veteran community engagement professional Amanda Peters was named Heroin Impact Response Task Force Coordinator at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District in April.

The Heroin Impact Response Task Force was formed in 2012, bringing together more than 15 community partners in a united effort to ensure the people of Northern Kentucky will have access to life-saving and life-restoring resources for addiction that will reduce its impact in our communities.

“Fighting the heroin epidemic is a regional effort,” Peters said. “We are trying to get ahead of this problem to not only curb the death toll and make sure people have access to naloxone and other treatments, but also to build a robust health infrastructure that can handle heroin as well as whatever drug comes next. We have become a state model in this fight against heroin and I believe we can be a national model. We are going to be the first community to kick heroin. I truly believe that.”

Peters is an NKU graduate with a certificate of social engagement, community literacy and social justice as well as a master of arts degree in integrative studies, public administration, non-profit management, composition and rhetoric. Peters went on to work at the university as associate director of community connections, and she has also been employed at Brighton Center as a community engagement specialist and manager for the center for employment training program.

For more information, email Amanda Peters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 859-283-1885 or visit www.drugfreenky.org.

City of Union seeks Full-time City Administrator

Qualifications: City Of Union KY is seeking qualified applicants for the City Administrator full-time position.

Candidate should have…
       • Any combination of experience in Public/Business Administration or equivalent to graduation with a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree a plus.
       • 3-5 years of experience in local government preferred.
       • 3-5 years supervisory experience of at least two subordinates preferred.
       • Experience in economic development, growing cities, planning and zoning, and working with independent contractors. Engineering experience a plus.
       • Experience in public works, personal community engagement, being adept at understanding and applying technological solutions to problems, and have an ability to wear multiple hats…moving from strategic planning to handling resident complaints.
       • Be project oriented…taking a project from idea to full completion.

Responsibilities: Supervise City Engineer, Communications & Operations Director, and Cemetery Sexton. Coordinate Special Projects, Fiscal Mgt. and Planning, Liaison to City Commission, Oversee Contractors, and attend meetings and functions.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Position is open until filled. Interested candidates please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Union Selection Committee,
1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union, KY 41091

or email with subject line CAO Search to Melissa Hinkle (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 30, 2017.

Learn to Live Well Symposium brings ideas for a healthier you in today's world

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On May 22, 2017 from 1- 4 p.m. at NKADD, 22 Spiral Dr. in Florence, local experts will talk about quality nutrition, hydration and exercise. 

Living healthier doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, or time-consuming. There are many ways to improve your health and take better care of yourself that are easy and inexpensive.  It’s true!

Spring is here and the weather is perfect, now is the time to make a few changes that can bring lasting health benefits to you and your family. 

The symposium is free of charge. Seating is limited. Preregistration is recommended but not required. Call Deatra Neary at 859-283-1885 or Sue Henderson at 859-441-7977.   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Governor's Safety and Health Conference coming to Covington

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Co-hosted by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the Kentucky Health and Safety Network, Inc., the 33rd Annual Governor’s Safety and Health Conference will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center from May 8 – 12, 2017. This year will mark the first time that the conference has been held in Northern Kentucky.  

The Conference brings together occupational safety and health professionals from the fields of business, labor, education and government. It is the largest gathering of occupational safety and health professionals in the Commonwealth. Its purpose is to raise awareness and promote safety and health in the workplace.

These goals are accomplished by:

(1) hosting workshops on numerous, timely workplace safety subjects, including courses necessary for occupational safety and health certification;

(2) providing a forum for occupational safety and health professionals to gather and exchange ideas; and

(3) provide vendors with a venue to showcase the latest in occupational safety and health products and equipment.

Attendees can experience hands-on, interactive training opportunities, attend multiple certification courses, visit a state-of-the-art exhibition hall, take part in facility tours, and enjoy multiple networking opportunities. 

The Conference also recognizes outstanding performance in the area of safety and health through the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. At last year’s conference, 48 companies were recognized for earning this Award. In order to become eligible for the Award, businesses must keep employees injury-and-illness-free for at least 250,000 consecutive hours depending on the number of employees.

REGISTRATION:           Click here

WHAT:                            33rd Governor’s Safety and Health Conference 

DATE:                              May 8-12, 2017                

LOCATION:                     Northern Kentucky Convention Center

                                         1 W Rivercenter Blvd

                                         Covington, KY 41011

Additional information is available at http://labor.kentucky.gov.

Follow the Kentucky Labor Cabinet on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

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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