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Waterways Council, Inc. Presents 18th Annual Leadership Service Award to Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

February 14, 2019   Debra Calhoun

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Washington, DC—On February 12, 2019, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) received Waterways Council, Inc.'s (WCI) 18th Annual Leadership Service Award for her continual championing of ports and inland waterways. She was presented the award by Wade Beasley, Business Representative, Carpenters Local 174, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. WCI President & CEO Mike Toohey said, “Senator Duckworth is an American hero, and a stalwart advocate for the inland waterways in her state of Illinois, and throughout the United States. We could not be more proud to recognize her leadership and her commitment to the Nation’s inland waterways transportation system.”


Waterways Council, Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating a modern and well- maintained national system of ports and inland waterways. The group is supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, shipping associations, labor and conservation groups, and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country.