2019 Awards Program

We want your nominations!

APWA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding individuals and groups representing the best achievements in the Public Works profession in our Chapter!

Each year the Mid-Atlantic Chapter recognizes the awardees at our Annual Conference. ALL National Award categories are also eligible for Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards. 

Please keep in mind the deadline for Mid-Atlantic Chapter award submittal is  SundayJanuary 13, 2019. There will be no exceptions. All submittals must be made via email.  Submit your awards via email to: APWA@associationbuilders.com.  If submittal file is too large to email, a CD or other storage medium may be mailed to: APWA, 5007 C Victory Blvd #280, Yorktown, VA 23693.  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files are required, and all submittals must be combined into a single file.  Submit your awards via email to: APWA@associationbuilders.com

Forms to Utilize:

For Chapter Awards:  Please utilize the "2019 Chapter Award Nomination Fillable Form" linked below for Chapter awards only. PLEASE NOTE:  this form does not download properly using FIREFOX or EDGE Web Browsers.  If you only have access to these browsers, please email apwa@associationbuilders.com to obtain copy of the nomination form.  One nomination per governing unit per year for each category. Multiple nominations will not be accepted.

2019 Chapter Awards Nomination Fillable Form

For Project Awards:  Please use the following "Project of the Year Nomination Form" to submit nominations for Chapter Project of the Year.  All Project nominations are due January 13, 2019.  Submit your awards to APWA@associationbuilders.com. 

Project of the Year Nomination Fillable Form

For National Awards: 

Use the online submittal system located here. Once complete, convert the submission form to Adobe Acrobat reader (.pdf) format, combine it with your submittal documents, and submit to the Chapter via email.  Please email to apwa@associationbuilders.com.  Remember, you will need to amend your submittal if it is selected for Chapter Endorsement.

Please submit National Applications to the Chapter for review and consideration for a Mid-Atlantic Chapter Award and Chapter endorsement for National awards.  Self-nominations for Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards are permitted. Please see the Awards section on the Chapter website for examples of previous award winning submittals.  Submit your awards by email to: APWA@associationbuilders.com.

Chapter Specific Award Criteria Information

Please note: One nomination per governing unit per year for each category. Multiple nominations will not be accepted.

Judith M. Mueller Local Government Service Award

To give formal recognition of an honorary character to persons who have continuously served a local public agency in an official capacity for long term of years.

  • Those persons who have honorably and efficiently served a single local public agency in an official capacity continuously for 20 or more years.
  • Members in good standing of the APWA for 15 years or more years
  • single local public agency means city, village, borough, town, township, county or special district but not a state or the federal government.
  • One nomination per governing unit per year.

Donald S. Frady Award

Presented annually to recognize individuals who are employed in public works in a position below the supervisory level for outstanding achievement in local government service.  Nominee must be a full time employee of Mid-Atlantic Chapter unit of government, be employed below the supervisory level, and endorsed by two or more municipal officials.  One nomination per governing unit per year.

Robert S. Hopson Leadership Service Award

Presented annually to recognize a Mid-Atlantic Chapter public works official working at the supervisory level for outstanding service and meritorious achievement in local government service. Nominee must be employed by public works agency and at the first or second supervisory level (excludes Division Director and above).  One nomination per governing unit per year. 

Contractor of the Year

To recognize outstanding work done by a contractor for a unit of government in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.  One nomination per governing unit per year.

Consultant of the Year

To recognize outstanding work done by a consultant for a unit of government in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.  One nomination per governing unit per year. 

Public Contact Customer Service Award

To recognize any supervisor or non-supervisor of a governmental chapter member organization that provides continuously outstanding customer service to the public.  Service via telephone, written communications, or personal contacts are all eligible for consideration.  Period of outstanding service should exceed five years, but need not be in the same position.  Both non-supervisory and supervisory time can be included in the 5 years.  Nominees do not have to be APWA members.  One nomination per governing unit per year.  

Non-public Contact Customer Service Award

To recognize any supervisor or non-supervisor of governmental chapter member organization that provides continuously outstanding customer service to personnel within an organization providing   public works services.  Supply, financial, data processing, vehicle support, and other support functions all qualify for this recognition. Period of outstanding service should exceed five years, but need not be in the same position.  Both non-supervisory and supervisory time can count in the years.  Nominees do not have to be APWA members.  One nomination per governing unit per year.

Public Works Hero Award

Public Works individuals, in the course of their work, engage with the community daily.  Many times they serve as first responders assisting the public. This award is to recognize Public Works employees who go above and beyond and through their outstanding achievements make the difference between life, death, and serious injury.  Acts that occurred within the last 24 months are eligible for recognition.  One nomination per governing unit per year.

Please keep in mind the absolute deadline for Mid-Atlantic Chapter award submittals is January 13th, 2019.


APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards Timeline
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards DueSunday, January 13, 2019
Notification of Endorsements to Chapter Winners-Submitter responsible for adding/modifying National submittal


February 8, 2019

APWA National Awards DueMarch 4, 2019
Award Ceremony

Chapter Conference, 

May 16, 2019


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