LWVMC is proud to announce that Ted Celeste has been chosen as the recipient of Democracy In Action Award for 2019. Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are former Ohio Governor and brother Richard Celeste, former Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Yvette McGee Brown, Former Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus, and former Franklin County Deputy Administrator William J. Flaherty.
Ted Celeste's career has focused on promoting and training elected officials across America to engage in civil discourse as the leader of the Next Generation Project for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. Mr. Celeste has gathered wide respect among legislators of both parties in his work to promote “greater understanding and better decision-making through respectful dialogue.” He is a superb and an inspiring choice for this year!
Democracy In Action is the premier event of the League and provides the opportunity to come together with friends, supporters, and community leaders to recognize an outstanding individual or group. Winners demonstrate a long-term commitment to and a zeal for increasing the level of political activism and knowledge within the community. All proceeds go towards supporting the League's nonpartisan voter service activities.