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The Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Internship Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois Springfield will induct five new members during a ceremony at 7 p.m. on April 23 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. Prior to the awards ceremony, a reception will be held at 6 p.m. This award honors former Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program (ILSIP) interns whose careers exemplify distinguished public service.

 This year’s inductees include:

  • Brad Bolin, Class of 1986-87, assistant clerk of the Illinois House
  • Lisa Clemmons Stott, Class of 1994-95, electric mobility and innovation director at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Sydney Holman, Class of 2013-14, deputy mayor of intergovernmental affairs for the city of Chicago
  • Scott Humbard, Class of 1994-95, vice president of state government affairs at Constellation Energy
  • Anthony Rossi, Class of 1987-88, managing partner at Government Navigations Group

Inductees are selected based on their contributions to Illinois and its citizens. The Hall of Fame is also a recognition of the important role that public service internships play in developing public sector leadership.

The Hall of Fame is hosted by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership. The Hall of Fame is named for the late Samuel K. Gove, founding director of the internship program and one of the founders of Illinois Issues magazine.

Established in 1990, the Hall of Fame, including this year’s inductees, now numbers 74 individuals, among them a former governor and several former and current state and federal legislators. The names of the Hall of Fame’s members are inscribed on a plaque that hangs on the fourth floor of the Illinois Statehouse.

Tickets for the April 23 event are $65 per person and may be purchased online. Registration is required.