Kutzko, a senior vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, was selected to join the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame, the most
prestigious volunteer award given by the state of Iowa. Kutzko will be one of
five honorees inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The inductees will
be honored at the state capitol April 13.
Commission on Volunteer Service will also be awarding a People's Choice Award
to an inductee during the ceremony. Voting is open during the month of March at the volunteer Iowa website.
Members are encouraged to cast their votes.
Legal Aid nominated Kutzko for this distinguished award to recognize her
dedication to providing hope, dignity and justice to low-income Iowans and
furthering the legal profession. Among Kutzko’s many contributions are her
efforts to encourage lawyers to provide support for legal aid services of which
she has been a long-standing proponent.
served as the board president of Legal Services Corporation of Iowa (LSCI) and
was vital in facilitating the successful merger of LSCI and Legal Aid Society
of Polk County to form Iowa Legal Aid in 2003. In 1996, Kutzko played a key
role in obtaining Iowa’s first state appropriation to support civil legal aid,
which has continued every year since. She was also instrumental in the creation
of the Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Intake Project in the Cedar Rapids Regional
Office, and participates in Iowa Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Her additional contributions to the legal profession include her service
with the Iowa State and American Bar Associations and on the Linn County Bar
Board of Governors. Kutzko was Iowa’s delegate for many years to the American
Bar Association and a former member of The Iowa State Bar Association’s Board