Awards

Welcome to the Awards Committee site! 

Committee duties include reaching out to agencies about upcoming award submittals and reviewing/scoring the nominations two times a year. It is a great way to hear about projects, people and programs in the metro area!

The committee co-chairs are Reid Catt and Becky Bonebrake. Please contact the committee co-chairs with any questions at awardsapwa@gmail.com.

2020 Awards Announcement

Award applications are due

February 7, 2020

We all know people we work with who are deserving candidates. 

Please submit their names or give them an application. 

Please submit applications via e-mail to: awardsapwa@gmail.com

Information about the 2020 Awards are available from the KC Metro Chapter Website by clicking on the following link: http://kcmetro.apwa.net/PageDetails/4174. The chapter level award nomination forms are on the chapter website. The national level award nomination forms are found on the national website (link provided below). Please submit all nominations to the chapter at awardsapwa@gmail.com. The awards committee will review all nominations and select chapter level winners. Chapter level winners of the national awards will be submitted to nationals by the chapter before the national deadline.

Chapter Level Only Awards: (nomination forms attached to the page below)

  • Field Supervisor Excellence Award
  • Operations Program Excellence Award
  • Public Works Excellence Award
  • Excellence in Public Works Publication Award
  • Samuel A. Greeley Local Service Award

Chapter Level and National Awards: (nomination forms on the national website)

https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Apwa_Public/About/Awards_Criteria_and_Forms.aspx

  • Public Works Project of the Year
  • Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities/ Rural Communities
  • Commendation for Exemplary Service to Public Works
  • Exceptional Performance Awards (6 Categories)
  • Management Innovation Award
  • Technical Innovation Award
  • Community Involvement Award
  • Professional Manager of the year award (9 categories)

General Information about the Awards Program

ALL AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW DUE IN THE SPRING EACH YEAR, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE KEN CARDWELL HEART OF AMERICA AND THE EXCELLENCE IN SNOW AND ICE. See below for dates.

Chapter Level only Awards

Applications for the following awards are available from the KC Metro Chapter Website.

 

  • Field Supervisor Excellence Award
  • Operations Program Excellence Award
  • Public Works Excellence Award
  • Excellence in Public Works Publication Award
  • Samuel A. Greeley Local Service Award
  • Ken Cardwell Heart of America Award (The Executive Board selects and recognizes the individual at the annual Holiday Party in December, nominations are due in November)

Please take a few minutes to recognize the hard work of your staff by filling out applications and sharing the forms with your team members.  Keep in mind that several of these awards do not require APWA membership for recognition so you can nominate anyone on your staff who is deserving!  

Chapter Level and National Awards

National nominations are due to National APWA around March 1 each year.

The chapter takes nominations prior to the national deadline (early February) for consideration for a chapter level award. The chapter level award winners are then submitted to nationals by the committee and is supported by the KC Metro Chapter.

National Award Categories include: (more information can be found on the national website at https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Apwa_Public/About/Awards_Criteria_and_Forms.aspx)

Awards Recognizing Members

Community Involvement Award

Distinguished Service to Public Works Award

Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education

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

International Service Award

Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award

Professional Manager of the Year Award 

Administrative Management

Engineering and Technology

Facilities and Grounds

Public Fleet

Public Rights-of-Way

Public Works Emergency Management

Solid Waste

Transportation

Water Resources

Awards Recognizing the Profession

Commendation for Exemplary Service to Public Works

Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award (Typically due to nationals in December, Local award nominations will be due end of October)

Exceptional Performance Awards

Adversity, Diversity, Journalism, Journalism Chapter, Safety, Sustainability

Management Innovation Award

Public Works Project of the Year Award

Public Works Project of the Year Award – Small Cities/Rural Communities

Technical Innovation Award

Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year Award 

    Total Member : 9
  • Mr. Reid Catt, PE
  • Mrs. Becky L. Bonebrake
  • Mr. Tony Meyers
  • Mr. Mark A. Hartegan, PE
  • Ms. Kati Horner Gonzalez, PE
  • Mr. Zachary M. Matteo, PE
  • Mr. JD Reitinger
  • Ms. Heidi Thummel
  • Ms. Melissa Prenger
Field Supervisor Award Nomination Form.pdf Field Supervisor Award Nomination Form.pdf
Public Works Excellence Award Nomination Form.pdf Public Works Excellence Award Nomination Form.pdf
Operations Program Award Nomination Form.pdf Operations Program Award Nomination Form.pdf
Greeley Local Service Award Nomination Form.pdf Greeley Local Service Award Nomination Form.pdf
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