May Virtual Breakfast
Isiah “Ike” Leggett was the first African American elected to the Montgomery County Council and as Montgomery County Executive. In 2016, he was president of Maryland Association of Counties and president of County Executives of America. Mr. Leggett received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern University, a Master of Arts and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University, and a Master of Laws from George Washington University. He served from 1975 to 2006 as a professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law and served as assistant/associate dean from 1979 to 1986. Leggett was captain in the U.S. Army, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam. A few of the numerous awards and honors he received during his 32 years of public service are “Washingtonian of the Year” in 2015, the Fulbright Public Service Award, and the 2019 Legacy of Leadership Award, the highest award presented by the White House Fellows Foundation and Association. Currently, Leggett serves as a member of the Board of Regents, University System of Maryland.