ABOUT THE DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Distinguished Public Service Awards honor individuals whose careers exemplify President Roosevelt’s extraordinary dedication to public service and seek to inspire a renewed national commitment to the principles for which FDR stood.

Change can take a lifetime, and these individuals have dedicated their lives to the public good, never limiting themselves to what seemed possible when they began. This evening, we celebrate their courage, commitment, and values.

Photo by Ben Droz

PAST DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS HONOREES

2019

Congresswoman Maxine Waters 

President Chris Shelton

2018

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Senator Chris Murphy

2017

Senator Sherrod Brown

AFT President Randi Weingarten

US Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz

2016

AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Congressman Keith Ellison

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy

2015 

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Congressman Xavier Becerra

IBEW President Edwin D. Hill

2014 

Senator Tom Harkin

Congressman George Miller

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

2013 

Congressman Barney Frank

International Brotherhood of the Teamsters President James P. Hoffa

Senator Chris Dodd

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

2011 

Senator Jeff Bingaman

Senator Richard Durbin

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

2010 

Congressman John Dingell

Senator Thomas Daschle