12/12/19 - 12/12/20
Cleveland History Center
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.
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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