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Bobbie L. Sterne

Hall of Fame Class of /Taxonomy/Topics/All Topics/Department Of Veterans Services/Hall of Fame/Honorees/1997

Bobbie L. Sterne
  • Cincinnati City Councilwoman since 1971 except for one two-year term
  • Devoted volunteer to a wide range of service agencies in the Cincinnati community
  • First woman Mayor of Cincinnati, served second term in 1979
  • Viewed as the conscience of Cincinnati's City Hall for her constant insistence on adequate funding for human services
  • Initiated legislation to make streets and new buildings accessible to wheelchair bound and handicapped persons long before the American Disabilities Act
  • Member, county-wide task force that established the Easy Riders program to provide transportation services to the special needs population