Ford School alumni are having an impact in Detroit, Washington and beyond. Launched in 1997, the Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award recognizes a select few for their outstanding professional achievement in public service.
Past winners include Patrick Anderson (MPP ’83), CEO of Anderson Economic Group, Steve Tobocman (MPP/JP ’97), Executive Director of Global Detroit, and Bev Godwin (MPP ’82), former director of the Federal Citizen Information Center at the U.S. General Service Administration.
The Alumni Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Staebler Award. Successful nominees will have demonstrated a commitment to engaging with the public policy challenges of our world through professional accomplishments and public service.
The Award is a program of the Neil Staebler Fund for Political Education, which was established in 1987 to honor Mr. Staebler, one of Michigan’s leading political activists. He devoted his public life to improving democratic government by increasing citizen participation, serving as a member of the House of Representatives and Federal Election Commission, among other roles
Any person in the Ford School community can submit a nomination by completing the nomination form and uploading the required supporting documents by June 30.