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 Michael Beard, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2002–2014. He served as lead Republican on the Transportation Committee for three terms and chair of the committee in 2011–2012. He was elected to the Scott County Board in November 2014 and currently serves as board chair.
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