Lt. Governor Brown Receives National Forum for Black Public Administrators' National Leadership Award
WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2008) – Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown this evening received the National Leadership Award at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ (NFBPA) Fifth Annual National Leadership Awards Banquet.
“I am proud to receive this award from a group that has as its mission a commitment to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public service,” Lt. Governor Brown said. “I applaud the National Forum for Black Public Administrators work to expand opportunity to a new generation of professionals and public servants.”
Brown was honored alongside Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives Lorraine Miller and Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton B. Moore. Past honorees include Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and former Mayor of the District of Columbia Anthony Williams.
“It is a pleasure to honor this outstanding group of deserving individuals, who are leaders of national stature and true stewards of public service,” NFBPA Vice President and Leadership Awards Banquet Chairman Jerry Johnson. “These awardees have raised the bar of excellence for public administrators striving to improve the lives of those in the communities they serve.”
Donna Brazile, Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute and Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential Campaign Manager, delivered the evening’s keynote address.
NFBPA is a professional membership organization founded in 1983 to assist in the advancement of African American leadership in the public service. The organization is comprised of more than 2,500 members in 41 states. The work of NFBPA and its members has enhanced management systems and practices in local and state governments across the country.