Member - Disability Appeals/Adminstrative Appeals Committee #1
Member - Investment Committee
Member - Actuarial Subcommittee
Member - Retiree Health Plan Committee
Elected by County Employees Retirement System members – Term Expires March 31, 2021
Jerry Wayne Powell was elected to serve as one of the three KRS Board of Trustees representatives from the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) in March 2017. He is a member of the KRS Actuarial Subcommittee, the KRS Disability Appeals/Administrative Appeals Committee #1, the KRS Investment Committee, and the Retiree Health Plan Committee. Mr. Powell is also the KRS representative to the Kentucky Group Health Insurance Board.
Mr. Powell has over 37 years of law enforcement experience at the state, county, and city levels of government, with more than 15 years in various supervisory roles. Mr. Powell began his law enforcement career as a Fayette County Deputy Sheriff in 1979 before joining the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police in January 1990. Mr. Powell rose to the rank of Mounted Patrol Sergeant and left the Kentucky Horse Park in September 1997 to work for the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Enforcement at Post 9 in Boone County until June 2000, when he became a patrol officer for the City of Sadieville Police Department. Mr. Powell served as the Chief of Police for the City of Sadieville from February 2005 through August 2010, and recently completed his career in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff with the Scott County Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Powell attended Eastern Kentucky University where he studied Police Administration and Traffic Safety. He holds multiple law enforcement certifications, and has received numerous commendations and recognitions of service and professionalism throughout his career.