Member - KPPA
Vice Chair - CERS Board of Trustees
Chair - Joint CERS-KRS Retiree Health Plan Committee
Member - CERS Investment Committee
Member - AAC/DAC
Elected by County Employees Retirement System members – Term Expires March 31, 2025
Jerry Wayne Powell was first elected to serve in one of three elected CERS Board of Trustees positions in March 2017. He was reelected in February 2021 and serves as Vice Chair of the CERS Board of Trustees under the new KPPA governance structure and is also a member of the CERS Investment Committee. He serves on the KPPA.
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.