2015 Public Officials of the Year
Why they won and what they said when accepting the award.
These nine outstanding state and local government leaders have taken decisive action to address some of the toughest, most entrenched problems in the country.
Watch each of their acceptance speeches below. Note: Wayne County, Mich., Prosecutor Kym Worthy was unable to attend, but you can read her profile.
For more information on the award, go to governing.com/poy
Rushern Baker III, County Executive, Prince George’s County, Md.
Edmund Brown Jr., Governor, California
Joseph Calabrese, CEO and General Manager, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Jason Helgerson, State Medicaid Director, New York
Mitchell Landrieu, Mayor, New Orleans
Robert Stivers, Senate President, Kentucky
Phil & Emada Tingirides, Commander & Sergeant, Los Angeles Police Department
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