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Dana Tippin Cutler recognized for continued public service

Missouri Bar President Dana Tippin Cutler received one of two Governor Mel Carnahan Awards for Public Service Feb. 9. The honor, presented during an awards reception hosted by the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, was established to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions through their public service, both paid and volunteer, in the government, education, nonprofit or legal sectors. Recipients are chosen by the Carnahan Award Selection Committee.

Cutler, a Kansas City-based lawyer, has a long record of public service. In addition to her current role as Missouri Bar president and leadership roles over the past 25 years within the state bar, with The Missouri Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, she is active in her community.

Cutler is a past president and current member of the board of curators for Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Her community service includes serving on the boards of Swope Parkway Health Center and Swope Community Enterprises. She is an active member of Concord Fortress of Hope.

In her acceptance remarks, Cutler said that “to whom much is given, much is expected.”

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