Great Lakes Restoration: An Era of Hope and Rebirth for Our Critical Resource
Thursday, April 8th, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by The Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture
The event is free to attend virtually.
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Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur represents Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District. Now in her twentieth term, she is the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
A native of Toledo who lives in the house where she grew up, Congresswoman Kaptur was the first member of her family to attend college. She received her B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin and her M.U.R.P. in urban planning from the University of Michigan. She worked as a city and regional planner for fifteen years, primarily in Toledo and Chicago, and served as a domestic policy advisor under President Jimmy Carter. She began a Ph.D. program in urban studies at M.I.T. before being tapped to run for Congress, where she won an upset victory in 1982 and has been continuously reelected.
Congresswoman Kaptur is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, where she chairs the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which reflects her long concern with the Great Lakes. She also serves on the Subcommittees on Defense and on Commerce, Justice, and Science. She previously served on the Committees on Banking, Finance & Urban Affairs, Budget, Oversight & Government Reform, and Veterans’ Affairs.
She is the author of Women in Congress: A Twentieth Century Odyssey (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1996). Among her many awards are an honorary LL.D. from the University of Toledo, the Distinguished Alumna Award of the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the Director’s Award from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.