Leaders

Laura White-Brown

Mayor
About

Laura White-Brown was sworn into office December 2018. Laura was born and raised in Morehead, Kentucky. She is married to Gabe Brown, also a native of Morehead. They are raising their two children in their hometown of Morehead. Laura is a graduate of Morehead State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion. She started her career with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service where she taught nutrition and was a Regional Area Agent for the Nutrition Education Program. Laura furthered her career by joining her family business, Harold White Lumber, Inc., where she was the Export Logistics Coordinator. In this role, Laura spent much of her time traveling back and forth to China for trade shows and customer relations. Laura is the first female and youngest Mayor for the City of Morehead. She currently serves on the board of directors for Kentucky League of Cities and is in the inaugural class of the Appalachian Regional Commission Leadership Institute. Laura is a marathon runner and loves spending time with her children.

Tom Carew

City Council Member

Mike Kash

City Council Member

Melissa Patrick

City Council Member

David Perkins

City Council Member

Beth Ousley

City Council Member

Glen Teager

City Council Member

Joyce Planck Stevens

City Attorney
About

Joyce Planck Stevens has been with the City of Morehead since November 1, 1997 when she was hired as the first full-time City Attorney. She is a graduate of Morehead State University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time with her family, cheer on the Eagles and Kentucky Wildcats and serve as a Chi Omega Advisor. She is married to Bodie Stevens. They have three children, Casen, Nathanial and Katelyn.

Derrick Blevins

Chief of Police
About

Derrick Blevins is a native of Morehead Kentucky and has spent his entire law enforcement career with the Morehead Police Department. He is a 2004 graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Basic Training Class No. 348. He is also a graduate of the Criminal Justice Executive Development program at the Department of Criminal Justice Training.  Chief Blevins has 15 years of law enforcement experience and rose through the ranks until he was appointed Chief on August 1st, 2016. He holds many commendations and awards for his service.

Matt Hamilton

Parks and Recreation
About

Born and raised in Morehead, Kentucky, Matt Hamilton is a 2003 graduate of Rowan County Senior High School. Matt began his career with the City of Morehead in March of 2007. In May 2019, he was named Parks and Recreation Director.  Today, Matt resides in Rowan County with his wife Michelle and four children; Jacob, Jordan, Jackson and Matthew.

Rodney Fouch

City Planner
About

Rodney Fouch is a graduate of Rowan County Senior High School as salutatorian. He graduated from Morehead State University with a BBA in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration. He is a local businessman of over 30 years. Rodney has been married to his wife Crystal for 30 years. They have two children, one at Morehead State University who will be attending medical school at the University of Kentucky and the other is attending Rowan County Senior High School. Rodney is a level 1 residential and commercial building inspector.

Jeff Anderson

Fire Chief
About

Fire Chief Jeff Anderson is a 40-year veteran of the fire service, 10 of which he has served as Fire Chief with the City of Morehead Fire Department. Prior to his appointment as Morehead Fire Chief he served 29 years with the City of Wilmore, 10 years as Chief. Chief Anderson also served with the Jessamine County Fire District and the City of Nicholasville Fire Department. Chief Anderson is a Member of the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs which he serves as the 5th District Vice President.

Greg Jones

Director of Public Works
About

Greg Jones was born in Morehead and hired by the City of Morehead as an equipment operator in September of 2003. He has spent his career devoted to improving the infrastructure of the Morehead community. He was named the Director of Public Works in January 2013.