Scott Lockard has served as the Public Health Director of the KY River District Health Department since January 2018. He has over 30 years’ experience in public health. Prior to coming to KY River District, he served as the Director of the Clark County Health Department for 12 years. He has also served as adjunct faculty in the College of Social Work at Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. He is a 2006 graduate of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute and a 2011 graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute. He is a past president of the Kentucky Public Health Association and the Kentucky Health Departments Association. He was the 2010 recipient of the KHDA Trailblazer Award, the 2014 recipient of the KHDA Outstanding Public Health Director of the Year, the 2017 recipient of the KHDA Lifetime Achievement Award, and a 2019 Recipient of the University of KY Unsung Hero Award.