Tony Benavides – 2004

Letts Award: 2004

Mayor of the City of Lansing since 2003

Executive Director of Cristo Rey Community Center for 33 years

Founder of One Book, One Community Literacy Campaign

Started Lansing’s Low-Income Tax Assistance Program

Lansing City Council member for over 20 years

5 time Lansing City Council President

Michigan Department of Corrections Board Member

National Conference of Catholic Charities Board Member