Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will honor former U.S. Rep. Steven C. LaTourette with the 2013 In Tribute to the Public ServiceAward. LaTourette is a 1979 graduate of CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
The award will be presented as part of Levin’s In Tribute scholarship event on Monday, April 8 at the CSU Student Center, 2121 Euclid Ave. The program and award ceremony are at 6 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 7 p.m.
"The In Tribute to the Public Service Award honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary leadership in public life and contribute significantly to the betterment of the community. Steve LaTourette personifies what this award is all about," said Edward "Ned" Hill, Levin College dean. "We are pleased to honor him and his achievements in public service."
LaTourette represented Northeast Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2013, serving Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, and parts of Cuyahoga, Summit, Trumbull and Portage counties.
Widely respected and known for his fierce commitment to issues affecting Northeast Ohio, he is credited with helping to save thousands of jobs for the region and bringing tens of millions of federal dollars back to both his district and region.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, LaTourette served from 1989 to 1995 as the Lake County prosecutor. In 1990, he was named Prosecuting Attorney of the Year in Ohio.
Proceeds from In Tribute support scholarships for students attending Levin College who aspire to careers in public service. For ticket information, call 216.687.5205 or visit www.csuohio.edu/advancement/intribute2013.html
The In Tribute to the Public Service Award was established in 1985 by Levin College’s Visiting Committee to honor individuals who demonstrate exemplary leadership in public life and contribute significantly to the betterment of the community. Since then 30 individuals have been recognized.