Awards Program

2020 APWA Mid-Atlantic Award Winners

2020 National And Chapter Award Winners Presentation

Individual Categories

Donald S. Frady- Kim Journell, City of Newport News

Public Contact Customer Service- John Lash, City of Newport News

Public Works Hero- Sgt. Antoine Smith, City of Baltimore

Robert S. Hopson Leadership Service Award- Russell E. Garvin, City of Chesapeake

Non-Public Contact Customer Service Award- Melanie Haislip, City of Virginia Beach

Professional Manager of the Year Award Public Fleet Manager- Larry Painter, City of Richmond

Distinguished Service Award- David King, City of Fredericksburg

Individual Honorable Mention

Non-Public Contact Customer Service Award- Gwendolyn A. Barnett, City of Chesapeake

Public Contact Customer Service- Pam Orlandi, Henrico County

Projects of the Year

Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair, Less than $5 Million- Cottage Street Emergency Sewer Repair, Fairfax County

Environment, $5 Million, but less than $25 Million- Solids Processing Rehabilitation - Contract 2, Fairfax County  

Structures, Less than $5 Million- Melrose Branch Library, City of Roanoke

Structures, $5 Million, but less than $25 Million- Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation Museum & Visitors Center, City of Chesapeake

Structures, $25 Million–$75 Million- Herndon Station Metro Garage, Fairfax County

Transportation, Less than $5 Million- Vesper Street Shared Use Path, Fairfax County

Projects Honorable Mention
Structures, $5 Million, but less than $25 Million- Building & Facilities Program, Prince William County

Structures, $5 Million, but less than $25 Million- Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing, Fairfax County

Structures, $5 Million, but less than $25 Million- Lewinsville Center, Fairfax County

Transportation   Less than $5 Million- Citywide Signal Optimization, City of Richmond

Award Nominations

Nominations are accepted between October and January each year.

There are 2 categories of awards (Project and Individual).

Project Awards Categories/Divisions:

Historical Restoration/Preservation
Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair
Less than $5 Million
$5 Million, but less than $25 Million
$25 Million–$75 Million
More than $75 Million

National Project Award Applications can be submit to the Chapter for review and consideration for a Mid-Atlantic Chapter Award and Chapter endorsement. See the Awards section on the National website for examples of previous award winning submittals.  

Individual Chapter Awards Categories:

(One nomination per governing unit per year for each category. Multiple nominations will not be accepted.)

Check out last year's nomination form to see the category descriptions.

Typical Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards Timeline
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Awards DueMid-January
Notification of Endorsements to Chapter Winners-Submitter responsible for adding/modifying National submittal

Early February

APWA National Awards DueEarly March
Award Ceremony

Chapter Conference in May


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