MURRAY, Ky. — Hopkinsville Police Chief Clayton Sumner, ’15, was named Kentucky City Employee of the Year by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC).
The award recognizes outstanding Kentucky city employees and celebrates their achievements. Award criteria includes exceptional public service, leadership, professionalism, innovation, dedication and teamwork. Nominations are open to any non-elected full-time employees of KLC-member cities.
Sumner received his Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree from Murray State’s Hopkinsville regional campus in 2015 and is currently taking his final course in the University’s Master of Public Administration program.
“I have always believed that we should never stop learning, and Murray State University has provided me with the tools to follow through with this philosophy,” Sumner said. “My educational pursuits through Murray State have allowed me to serve my staff and the citizens of Hopkinsville in the best way possible.”
Sumner, who was appointed as the full-time police chief in January of 2015, will be recognized at the Hopkinsville City Council meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Along with this distinction, Sumner secured a $1,000 donation for support of a local program, project or charity. The donation will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County.