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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Neighborhood Leadership Award

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About the Award

Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a Judge, a Prosecutor, a legislator and the first African American Congresswoman from the State of Ohio. She was a national trailblazer who and a neighbor who lived on Wade Park Avenue in Greater University Circle. 

After her untimely death, UCI commissioned a statue, designed by David Demming, to sit in a park on East Blvd and Wade Oval Drive to pay our respects and to give residents a place where they could simply sit with Stephanie.  

After the statue was dedicated at the PNC Community Plaza, UCI created the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Neighborhood Leadership Award to honor persons who make significant contributions to the University Circle and Greater University Circle neighborhoods.

Award Winners

2020: University Hospitals Healthy Restart Team

2019: Dan Simon, MD, University Hospitals 

2018: Virginia  and George Havens 

2017: Leon Bibb

2016: Commander Pat Stephens, Cleveland Police Department Third District Commander

2015: Sara Mierke, formerly of the Hawken School Gries Center

2014: Malinda Matlock, formerly with Millennia Housing Management

2013: Steve Standley, University Hospitals

2011: Benedictine High School

2010: Pat Reymann, former President and CEO of Western Reserve Historical Society

2009: Joan Southgate, Restore Cleveland Hope

2008: Family of Stephanie Tubbs Jones

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