Retiring Dakota Co. Legal professional Jim Backstrom ‘78 encourages public service – Information and Occasions

Retiring Dakota Co. Attorney Jim Backstrom ‘78 encourages public service – News and Events

Dakota County attorney James Backstrom Every time James Backstrom signs his name in ’78 he has to include his middle initial so he can remember his father. Clifford Backstrom was a firefighter for more than three decades, giving his son a duty to serve the public. In February, Clifford Backstrom’s son will retire shortly after … Read more

Sarasota County College Board changing lawyer Artwork Hardy, who’s retiring

Sarasota County School Board's attorney Art Hardy is stepping down from his position since the 1990s, and the board hopes to appoint his successor in the coming weeks.

When Sarasota County’s School Board attorney Art Hardy began doing legal work for the school board in the early 1990s, the superintendent’s office had two large metal trash cans. “One was for trash, one was for catching water that came through the roof,” Hardy said. In the 30 years since then, more has changed than … Read more

Retiring State Legal professional Glenn Hess displays on service and justice |

Retiring State Attorney Glenn Hess reflects on service and justice |

Glenn Hess’ service to his country and community began in 1966 when he joined the army. Finally trained as a helicopter pilot, he served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 as part of the 1st Cavalry Division. Hess was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He also received three outstanding flying crosses, a … Read more