The Truman Center for National Policy will be honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser with the Exceptional Moral Courage Award in Public Service at this year’s TruCon conference.
October 15th, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Truman Center for National Policy is proud to honor Mayor Muriel Bowser with its 2021 Exceptional Moral Courage Award for her unwavering leadership and commitment to public service. The ceremony will take place on Friday, October 15th at 2:30pm ET, at #TruCon2021, Truman Center’s annual national security conference.
This award began in 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Col Alexander Vindman (Ret.) was the inaugural recipient due to his courageous public testimony that resulted in former President Trump’s impeachment proceedings. This year, Lt. Col Vindman will be stepping back onto the Truman stage to present the honors to Mayor Bowser.
“Mayor Bowser has set an incredibly high standard for governance - especially in major US cities,” said Jenna Ben-Yehuda, President & CEO of the Truman Center for National Policy. “Given the immense challenges Mayor Bowser has faced -- from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the January 6th insurrection, to a contested election, to standing up for racial justice with the creation of Black Lives Matter Plaza -- she perfectly encapsulates moral courage in public service.”
Mayor Bowser was re-elected to the District of Columbia Mayor's office in 2018, making her the first mayor to win re-election in 16 years, and the first woman ever to do so. Since her election, Bowser has faced unscrupulous adversity. All of which she faced with grace and leadership, as she continues to fight to build safer, stronger, and healthier neighborhoods across Washington D.C.
“Since the earliest days of the pandemic, I have said that we are in this together and that we’ll get through it together. I am incredibly grateful for the tremendous sacrifices that DC residents and businesses have made over the past two years. Those sacrifices have saved lives and helped us get to where we are today — DC is open and our comeback has started,” said DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. “Of course, our city has experienced so much over the past two years — not just a pandemic — and each time the eyes of the nation and the world have been on DC, we’ve stood shoulder to shoulder as a community and led with our DC values.”
#TruCon2021 will be hosted in a hybrid model, with live-streaming available to the public. Watch live at trumancenter.org.
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