LaRose Nationally Recognized for Civility in State Governance


Senator Frank LaRose was presented the 2018 Award in Civility in State Governance at The National Institute for Civil Discourse National Summit held in Columbus.

Senator Frank LaRose was presented the 2018 Award in Civility in State Governance at The National Institute for Civil Discourse National Summit held in Columbus.

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) was recently presented the 2018 Award for Civility in State Governance by The National Institute for Civil Discourse, National Summit in Columbus, Ohio.

"I am deeply honored to have received this award," said LaRose. "Now more than ever it is important to come together to bring the issue of civility in public discourse to the forefront. We must develop positive approaches that best serve our constituents, respect our democracy and engage in dialogue, not discord."

LaRose was one of the first legislators to become a trained facilitator and served as one of the national co-chairs of the National Network of State Legislators for 2017-2018. 

"Frank LaRose has been one of the longest participants in the Next Generation program. His early efforts helped spearhead the in-state "Building Trust through Civil Discourse" workshop around the country," said Ted Celeste, Director of State Programs at NICD.

The National Network of State Legislators Committed to Civil Governance is comprised mainly of state legislators who have participated in the Next Generation program’s Building Trust through Civil Discourse Workshop or other trainings. 

The network was created in August of 2015 after over 400 state legislators participated in the Next Generation Program and allows legislators to connect with other state lawmakers to share best practices, gain support, and take collective actions to foster civility in their local communities and nationwide.

Grant Shaffer