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Fla transportation leader is Public Official of the Year



Governing Magazine has named Florida Transportation District 1 Secretary Billy Hattaway one of its Public Officials of the Year for 2014. The annual award recognizes excellence in state and local government.

“Hattaway has been beating the drum for walkability and pedestrian safety for more than 20 years,” said Governing Executive Editor Zach Patton. “Everyone else has now caught up to him, and Florida has made huge gains in improving the safety of its streets.” Hattaway and this year’s eight other honorees from across the country will be profiled in the December issue of Governing.

“These nine men and women are outstanding examples of the tremendous achievement that’s happening in state and local government right now,” Patton said. “Especially when the federal government is plagued by partisan fighting and gridlock, these dedicated individuals have shown that real change is possible. We’re honored to recognize their contribution to public service.”

[Last modified: Friday, November 21, 2014 4:01pm]


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