NEHA link
Good morning KAMFES Members,
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is holding its 2015 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida on July 13-15, 2015.
The NEHA 2015 AEC will offer expansive training and education that covers a wide genre of environmental health (EH) topics. Sessions at the NEHA 2015 AEC will cover over 20 different environmental health topic areas including emerging EH issues, food safety and defense, environmental justice, healthy homes and communities, sustainability/climate change and general environmental health.
For additional information about NEHA 2015 AEC, please visit this link.
D. Gary Brown, Dr. PH, CIH, RS, DAAS



KAMFES 2015 sponsors, contributors and exhibitors

We’d like to thank the following silent auction sponsors and contributors!
The Clarion Hotel
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Malibu Jacks
Sister Schubert’s Horse Cave
Farmers Bank
Newport Aquarium
KAMFES Friends
Hilton Cincinnati Airport
Actors Theatre
Squire Boone Caverns
Insignia Salon
The Cincinnati Zoo

KAMFES Board Meetings

Our next KY Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarian (KAMFES) meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 14th , 10:00 a.m. at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport Hotel, 7373 Turfway Rd., Florence, KY  41042.  Please have an update of your regional report or send a proxy if you are unable to attend.

The remaining two board meetings for this year are scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00am located at The Marriott, 1903 Embassy Square Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky and Thursday, November 19th at 133 Dizney Building (Environmental Health Science) on E.K.U. 's campus. 

The previous KAMFES meeting minutes will be sent out to all persons prior to our conference for review.  I would also employ that all board members review our KAMFES website and let us know your thoughts on updating with pertinent information, layouts, and discrepancies found. 

Thank you all for being a part of KAMFES.


Natasha L. Collins, RS, KAMFES Secretary
Kentucky Food Safety Branch
Food Manufacturing Inspector
Three Rivers District Health Department
510 S. Main Street
Owenton, Kentucky 40359
(859) 351-5959


Lexington Pasta Field Trip

The field trip will take place on Feb. 10 at Lexington Pasta located at
962 Delaware Ave. in Lexington, Ky.
There is limited parking so bus transport will be provided for our group
in the lobby of The Clarion hotel at 12:30-1:00pm

KAMFES Annual Education Conference 2015


Dear KAMFES members,

As Vice-President of KAMFES, it is my responsibility to find nominees for our annual awards program. We are looking for some exceptional individuals to be nominated for the following KAMFES awards:  1. Outstanding Sanitarian, 2. Dairy Industry, 3. Steve G. Sandlin, Jr. Achievement, and 4. Service Award.  

I have included a description of each award below. Additional details can be found here.

We all know individuals in our field that perform outstanding work each day and should be recognized for their efforts and achievements.  Now is your chance to recognize those individual(s) by sending 3 letters of endorsement and supporting documentation to the following address, or e-mail to

Erica Brakefield
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Environmental Management Branch
275 East Main Street HS1C-D
Frankfort, KY 40621

Please don’t let this opportunity pass someone by. Thank you in advance for your submittals.  These must be received by December 31st.

Erica Brakefield

1. Outstanding Sanitarian:  A)  Any person who at the time of nomination is a member of the association and employed in Kentucky, as a dairy, food, or environmental sanitarian or who is employed as a sanitarian by local, state, or federal agencies is eligible for the award.  B)  A candidate shall have made a meritorious contribution in the field of milk, food, or environmental health to the public health and welfare within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  C)  Co-workers are eligible for nomination if both have contributed equally to the work upon which the nomination is based.


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