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AWARDS PROGRAM

APWA’s Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, groups and chapters representing the best in public works.

Myron Calkins Young Leader Award

The Myron Calkins Young Leader Award recognizes and encourages young APWA members who have demonstrated an initial commitment to the profession and the association and show potential for future growth within the association. The award promotes the concept that length of career does not necessarily indicate leadership abilities or potential for service.

Mark Ray, P.E., City of Crystal, MN

international service award

Established by the APWA International Affairs Committee, the APWA International Service Award recognizes an APWA member who has furthered the cause of international understanding and cooperation by becoming actively involved in exchanges, establishing a relationship with a public works entity from another country, or providing outstanding public works service on an international basis.

Helena Allison, PWLF, Roseville, CA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Administrative Management

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in Administrative Management seeks to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of administration within the public works department and to inspire excellence and dedication in the public sector by recognizing the outstanding career service achievements of administrative professionals.

Carys Lustig, Town of Needham, MA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Engineering and Technology

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Engineering and Technology category recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of engineering and technology professionals. The primary focus of this award is the recognition of exceptional leadership and management in the area of engineering and technology.

Timothy Clougherty, City of Manchester, NH

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Facilities and Grounds

The Facilities and Grounds Professional Manager of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of facilities and/or grounds management professionals. The primary focus of this award is the recognition of exceptional leadership and management in the field of facilities and/or grounds.

Robert J. LeBlanc, Town of Walpole, MA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Public Fleet

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Public Fleet category recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of public fleet management professionals. The primary focus of this award is the recognition of exceptional leadership and management of public sector fleets.

John Foreman, City of Missouri City, TX

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Public Right-of-Way

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Public Right-of-Way category recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of public right-of-way management professionals. The primary focus of this award is the recognition of management demonstrating that all stakeholders share the public right-of-way in harmony and preserve it in the best interest and benefit of the public.

Pamela Marquis, Boston, MA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Public Works Emergency Management

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in Public Works Emergency Management recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of public works emergency management professionals. The primary focus of this www.apwa.net / August 2017 / APWA Reporter 25 award is the recognition of exceptional leadership in the field of public works emergency management.

Richard “Chip” Barrett, PWLF, Town of Westford, MA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Solid Waste

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Solid Waste category recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of solid waste management professionals. The primary focus of this award is the recognition of exceptional management, operation and maintenance of public sector solid waste operations.

Thomas Hladick, Town of Natick, MA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Transportation

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Transportation category recognizes the outstanding career service achievements of public transportation professionals. The primary focus of this award is the recognition of exceptional leadership and management by an individual through a significant transportation-related project or program.

Thomas J. Tinlin, Boston, MA

Professional Manager of the Year Award — Water Resources

The Professional Manager of the Year Award in the Water Resources category recognizes outstanding career service achievements of water resources professionals.

Tim Kelly, Blaine, MN

Commendation for Exemplary Service to Public Works

The Commendation for Exemplary Service to Public Works Award recognizes an elected government service leader for their far-reaching, positive impact on local, state or national public works programs, services, or policies through exemplary public service and commitment. This award particularly recognizes leadership in furthering the mission and goals of APWA.

Thomas J. Weisner, City of Aurora, IL

Distinguished Service to Public Works Award

The Distinguished Service to Public Works Award promotes and enhances the purposes of APWA. This award is regarded as the highest honor that APWA can bestow on a member. Candidates must be persons who would reflect prestige and honor upon APWA.

Carl L. Quiram, P.E., ENVSP, PWLF, Manchester, NH

Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education — Individual

The Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education (Individual) was established in honor of Donald C. Stone, founder of APWA. The award recognizes outstanding and meritorious achievement of individuals assisting in the areas of continuing and graduate professional education for public works professionals.

Donna Shea, Storrs, CT

Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education — Chapter

The Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education (Chapter) was established in honor of Donald C. Stone, founder of APWA. The award is intended to recognize APWA chapters for their work in delivering educational opportunities for all levels of persons engaged in the delivery of public works services.

Exceptional Performance Award— Adversity

The Exceptional Performance Award—Adversity recognizes exceptional performance in the face of adversity in service to the public.

The Great Flood: Emergency Response and Recovery, Warwick, RI

Exceptional Performance Award— Journalism

The Exceptional Performance Award–Journalism recognizes exceptional performance in presenting the story of a public works issue or event that projects a positive image of individuals or agencies in the course of their performance in both broadcast and print mediums.

Public Works Video, City of Surrey, British Columbia

Exceptional Performance Award— Chapter Journalism

The Exceptional Performance Award–Chapter Journalism recognizes exceptional performance at the chapter level for their newsletters, magazines and/or other publications and broadcast mediums.

70th Anniversary Video, Minnesota Chapter History Committee

Exceptional Performance Award— Sustainability

The Exceptional Performance Award–Sustainability recognizes exceptional performance that demonstrates outstanding contributions to sustainability in public works. Sustainability is accomplished by the efficient delivery of infrastructure in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best choice in the long term.

Natick Department of Public Works, Town of Natick, MA

Management Innovation Award

The Management Innovation Award recognizes an individual, team or organization for the development and implementation of a creative idea, device, process or system that enhances the goals of public works in serving the public and protecting the environment.

Project Server, York Region, Ontario, Canada

Technical Innovation Award

The Technical Innovation Award recognizes an individual, team or organization for the development and implementation of a creative idea, device, process or system that enhances the goals of public works in serving the public and protecting the environment.

Kansas City Smart City Infrastructure, City of Kansas City, MO

Community Involvement Award

The Community Involvement Award recognizes public works leaders who are also leaders in their community; encourages public works professionals to become active leaders in their community; and ensures public trust in public works professionals through recognition of outstanding community leadership.

Matthew Bartlett, Village of Hawthorn Woods, IL

Harry S. Swearingen Award for Outstanding Chapter Achievement and Excellence in Chapter Service — Individual

The Harry S. Swearingen Award recognizes outstanding individual achievement through chapter activity and achievement in support of APWA’s strategic plan, goals and objectives, as well as outstanding service to APWA as a public or private sector member at the chapter level.

Vic Bianes, City of San Diego, CA

Harry S. Swearingen Award for Outstanding Chapter Achievement and Excellence in Chapter Service — Individual

The Harry S. Swearingen Award recognizes outstanding individual achievement through chapter activity and achievement in support of APWA’s strategic plan, goals and objectives, as well as outstanding service to APWA as a public or private sector member at the chapter level.

Raquel Shohet Floyd, EIT, PSP, Las Vegas, NV

Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE)

The PACE Award recognizes chapters for contributions made and dedicated efforts in developing programs and services that result in a positive impact for their members, public works profession and community. The following chapters are receiving the 2017 PACE Award.

  • Arizona
  • California Central Coast
  • Central Pennsylvania
  • Chicago Metro
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Louisiana
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Monterey Bay
  • Nevada
  • New England
  • New York Metro
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Ontario
  • Oregon
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego/Imperial Counties
  • Silicon Valley
  • South Carolina
  • Southern California
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Ventura
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

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