Derby Proud

The City of Derby celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019. We spent the year reliving our history, telling stories about our accomplishments and recognizing the Derby Proud Heartgood things being done in our community. 

Going forward, we want to ride that momentum and talk about why we, Derby residents, are proud of our past, present and future. Derby Proud: it’s a phrase you’ve probably seen associated with the Derby Schools. Now, we are embracing it as a community. We work hard, we play hard and we are happy to call Derby our home. 

Check out our first Derby Proud video.

There are a number of special projects in the works, including a video series and social media campaign. We need faces and stories to use for these items. Could you be the one to represent Derby? Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Tell us why you are Derby proud by emailing kristybansemer@derbyweb.com. Your response can be as long, or short, as you like. Be sure it’s genuine and positive. Photos are a great addition as well.
  2. Fill out our easy online form to provide your feedback.
  3. Create your own short video and send it to justinmiller@derbyweb.com. We’re looking for your original, unique and fun videos we can share with everyone. You may also post your videos to a social media account and use #DerbyProud so they are easy to find. You can tag the City of Derby on Facebook (Derby, Kansas City Hall) and Instagram (cityofderbyks). We aren’t on SnapChat or TikTok ... yet. 

By sending us your feedback and videos, we take that as permission to use and share them.  

Let’s have some fun and celebrate who we are and all the wonderful people in our community!

Kristy Bansemer, Communications Director

Derby Proud T-shirts and stickers will be on sale at the Derby Public Library beginning March 12. 

Derby Informer article: March 17, 2020

Derby Informer Editorial: March 17, 2020