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Laura Koprowski Receives Leadership Award from National Association of Regional Councils

July 28, 2016

Laura Koprowski, MORPC's Public and Government Affairs Director, won the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) 2016 John Bosley Leadership Award.

NARC presented its annual General Achievement and Leadership Awards at its 50th Annual Conference and Exhibition Gala Dinner in Salt Lake City. The John Bosley award recognizes outstanding service and contributions exhibited by an individual who has advanced their regional community for the better.

Koprowski won the award for her leadership efforts during her 20 years of service at MORPC. She was an early advocate for regional councils to take on a more active role in the legislative process.  During her tenure, she created MORPC’s Regional Policy Roundtable, a legislative task force that represents the diverse interests of the region and sets its legislative priorities.  These policy strategies have not only been successfully implemented in Central Ohio, but replicated in other regions through her leadership.

“Laura’s vision for a new role for regional councils in cross-sector collaboration and public policy advocacy is notable,” said William Murdock, MORPC Executive Director. “Her work over the past few years is motivating new approaches for the entire regional community. We are proud of her recognition and the service she provides to Central Ohio.”

In her role as Director of Public and Government Affairs, Koprowski oversees the execution of the agency’s communication and government affairs strategies and promotes active participation of the membership and community in organizational programs. She is also responsible for developing effective media relations, while promoting all of MORPC’s services.

Koprowski is a graduate from Ohio University and also received a Masters of Public Administration from Bowling Green State University.