This year's dinner not only celebrated the CBC's Golden Year, but also commemorated the great success and growth that Covington has seen over the last 50 years. During the dinner, CBC Executive Director, Pat Frew, briefly touched upon the accomplishments of the organization during the year:
The Founder Award honors an individual who demonstrates meritorious service in improving the economic well-being of Covington. It is handed down in honor of the founders of the Covington Business Council.
Moreland retired in 2021 as President of Southbank Partners and the Newport Southbank Bridge Company. Jack’s work enhanced Southbank’s outreach efforts to the state legislature in getting funding for significant projects such as Riverfront Commons. This eleven-mile, uninterrupted walking and bike path was launched in Covington and expands from Ludlow in the east to Fort Thomas in the west. Southbank provides a unified advocacy voice and strategy for the southern riverfront.
Before taking the helm at Southbank, Moreland spent 38 years in education, serving as superintendent at Dayton Independent Schools for 19 years, superintendent at Covington Independent Public Schools for eight years, and as interim president at Northern Kentucky University for a year. He also spent a year as interim chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Frew also received the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Community Award, presented by Chamber President Brent Cooper. The Award is given to individuals, businesses or organizations throughout Northern Kentucky making a positive difference in the community.
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”