CTS Distinguished Public Leadership Award
This award was established in 1998 by the Executive Committee to recognize public leaders who through their vision, leadership and knowledge have influenced innovative transportation policy directions that benefit society. The first recipient of this award was State Senator Keith Langseth in recognition of his leadership in sponsoring legislation that has helped develop Minnesota’s transportation system and his ongoing support for transportation research and education programs.
The Distinguished Public Leadership Award recognizes public leaders who have influenced innovative transportation policy directions that benefit society through their vision, leadership, and knowledge.
This year’s award is presented to Jim McDonough, chair of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. He served as chair of the Regional Rail Authority beginning in 2008 and worked tirelessly to bring more efficient and accessible transit to Ramsey County.
Michael Beard, Minnesota House of Representatives (former)
Judge James E. Dehn
D. Scott Dibble, Minnesota State Senator
Susan Haigh, Chair, Metropolitan Council
Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director, Minnesota Transportation Alliance
James Hovland, Mayor, City of Edina
Peter Bell, Metropolitan Council (former)
Steve Murphy, Minnesota State Senate
Ron Erhardt, Minnesota House of Representatives (former)
Fred Corrigan, Executive Director, Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota
Curtis Johnson, President, Citistates Group
Anne Beers, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Elliot Perovich, Transportation Analyst, Anoka County
Bernie L. Lieder, Minnesota House of Representatives
Colleen Landkamer, Blue Earth County commissioner
Mary Hill Smith, Metropolitan Council
Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County commissioner
Carol Flynn, Minnesota Senate (former)
James Oberstar, U.S. Congress (MN); Martin Sabo, U.S. Congress (MN)
Keith Langseth, Minnesota Senate