The City-County Observer is excited to announce that Brad Ellsworth the former Vanderburgh County Sheriff’, past member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and CenterPoint Energy Director Of Local Government And Community Affairs-Indiana will be the Master Of Ceremony for the City-County Observer “Community Services Award” 2021 luncheon to be held on October 20, 2021, at Bally’s-Evansville.
ATTACHED IS THE PROFILE OF THE BRAD ELLSWORTH
The University of Southern Indiana, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice (81), Indiana State University, Master’s Degree in Criminology (93), Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (95).
Brad Ellsworth Professional Experiences
Served with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office from April of 1982 until December of 2006. During this time he served in every merit rank and in every capacity. In 1998 he was elected as Sheriff of the County and served two terms (term-limited).
Patrolman-1982-87 detention division, motor patrol
Corporal -1987-89 supervised detention division, narcotics investigator, K-9 handler
Sergeant-1989-93 supervised narcotics division, implemented DARE program countywide
Lieutenant-1993-95 shift commander in the patrol division
Captain-1995-96 Field Operations and Support Services Commander
Chief Deputy -1996-98 Executive Commander of the Administration and Detention Divisions
Sheriff-1999-2006 elected to 2 terms as Sheriff (Indiana is limited to 2 terms)
U.S. House of Representatives
Elected to represent the 8th district of Indiana. Served two terms on the Armed Services, Agriculture and Small Business Committees.
In 2010 made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, when then-Senator Bayh chose not to run.
Brad Ellsworth Current And Past Boards and Community Service
United Way of Southwest Indiana- Board Member, Statewide 211 Board Member, RADIUS Indiana Board Member, Battery Innovation Center (BIC) Board Member, BRIDGE LINK Board Member, Evansville Brownfields Board Member, WNIN Board Member, Chamber of Commerce Board Member, G.A.G.E. Board Member, Association for the Blind, Youth First Advisory Board.
The “Community Services Award” winners for 2021 are Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, local attorney Charles L. Berger, the Honorable Superior Court Judge Rich D’Amour, former Vanderburgh County Treasurer Susan Kirk, City Councilman Alex Burton, and Lisa Vaughn.
This year’s awards luncheon will be held at Bally’s-Evansville on October 20, 2021.