Sweet Dreams Project Brings Good Sleep to Needy Kids

The Safety Net Alliance is a collaboration of social service agencies and other entities committed to providing effective and efficient emergency assistance to Northern Kentucky residents in need. Recently, the Safety Net Alliance took on a project to raise funds for children in our community who are in desperate need of having their own beds. The project, named “Sweet Dreams” gives new beds and bedding to area children, identified through various social service agencies, who do not have a bed of their own. 

Local organizations submitted applications on behalf of individuals in need, and 50 children were to be randomly selected to receive beds.

Jessica Arlinghaus, a staff member from our Human Services Division, has been involved with the Safety Net Alliance and specifically with the Sweet Dreams Project. When Jessica started working on the project, she decided that she wanted to find a way for our organization and specifically our department to raise money to donate towards this project.

In a short matter of time, the department was able to raise funds through a bake sale, a coin drop and other activities and donations, generating $300 toward the project. The cost of one bed kit for a child is $150, so we were able to donate enough to purchase two bed kits for the project. 

As the saying goes, “A good deed never goes undone.” Shortly after we collected the funds, two of our staff were notified that their clients (a total of 8 children) were going to directly benefit from this program and will be receiving beds during the Outreach Event on March 19.

Thank you to Jessica Arlinghaus for leading the charge in this community effort to provide beds to children in desperate need.

Needed Services and Information Meet Community and Fun at the 2015 Senior Expo!

seniorExpoOn August 13th, 2015, the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) was honored to co-sponsor the 21st Annual Northern Kentucky Senior Expo with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and mymedicarequestion.com. In addition to learning about the wealth of supportive services offered through NKADD, attendees also accessed information and screenings from St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s wide range of preventative and therapeutic health services as well as received education and assistance from mymedicarequestion.com’s informed staff regarding all things Medicare. Eighty three other providers also took the great opportunity to acquaint the community with their services, which spanned from home delivered meals to home modification and medication management to transportation. The knowledgeable representatives staffing exhibitor booths spent their day talking with attendees, answering questions, offering information, and giving and receiving contact information per request to enable follow up after the event.

Throughout its twenty one years, this community event that boasts representatives from dozens of organizations specializing in needed services for seniors and their loved ones, as well as live entertainment, has continued to draw attendees from as far away as Carroll County and as close by as Cincinnati. In 2015, twelve hundred seniors, family members, and friends from in and around Northern Kentucky came to access information and connect to service providers. The whole of Newport on the Levee buzzed with conversation and movement as hundreds of attendees throughout the day met with a wide range of exhibitors.

Guests also enjoyed great entertainment. The day kicked off with an exciting performance from Circus Mojo, whose talented performers not only executed their own feats impressively but also engaged and taught the audience some of their simpler tricks. Afterward, a live performance by tribute band The Sweet Beats transported attendees to the British Invasion of the 1960’s with uncanny renditions of Beatles favorites, all while dressed in the outfits and playing the instruments the Fab Four made famous in the early days of their career.

During and afterward, attendees of the Northern Kentucky Senior Expo reflected their appreciation and enjoyment of the event, which brings together the fun of a day out with the convenience of a virtual directory of needed services in one place. For the Northern Kentucky community, this event continues to be a great opportunity for seniors and their families, friends, and loved ones to enjoy a day of learning more about the services that Northern Kentucky has to offer.

Please make a note of the date of the 2016 Northern Kentucky Senior Expo once it is posted and plan to attend!

NKADD Holds Annual Meeting and Cuts Ribbon on Building Expansion!


Thank you to all who were in attendance for the NKADD Annual Meeting and Ribbon Cutting on September 24th!

We are very excited to be moving into the building addition, and appreciate all the Board Members, Committee Members, Legislators, Partners, and Community Leaders who have worked with us to make this possible.  This space will provide staff the opportunity to better serve the Northern Kentucky community.  We are honored to be able to serve this vibrant community, and invite you to stop in and see the amazing work being done for our local governments, businesses and residents.

A highlight of the meeting was having NKADD Board Chair George Zubaty “pass the gavel” to incoming Board Chair Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.   We are grateful to George for his leadership, dedication and service to the organization and look forward to having Shorty take the helm.   The NKADD Board Officers will be officially voted on at our upcoming Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Noon.

For more pictures, highlights and information from the event, please see the NKY Tribune Article and the NKADD Facebook Page.

Job Posting - Finance Director - City of Covington

The Finance Director works under direction of the City Manager and serves as Chief Financial Officer of the City.  The Finance Director plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates the activities of the Finance Department. The Finance Director supports the financial accounting processes of the City in accordance with the Governmental Accounting Standards as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as required. The Finance Director provides fiscal accountability to the City directly through the coordination, formulation, monitoring, and presentation of budgets for controlling funds to implement program objectives of the City. The Finance Director maintains a systematic, disciplined approach to identify risks and evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the Finance Department through the implementation and promotion of financial controls and governance processes.

For a full job description, qualification requirements and recruitment profile please visit the City of Covington's website.

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Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
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