Excellence Award Winners

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Chapter Award Winners

These awards are presented at the Night of Excellence Awards banquet during the Fall Conference.

Watch video >> 2021 Award Presentation (photos of recipients & video acceptances from recipients that did not attend the ceremony)

2020 Award Ceremony (full virtual award ceremony)

 

Empowering
Teams Award

Recognizes teams making advancements in the Public Works Industry that allows the industry as a whole to make significant progress.

2021 Lori Beidler of Chelan County
2020 WSDOT Statewide Maintenance & Operations
2018 WA Emergency Management Dept - Public Assistance Division
2017 Chelan County Public Works, Eric Pierson, Josh Patrick, Jill FitzSimmons, Penney Goehner
2016 Lupe Vasquez & Curt Antill
2018 Gloria VanSpanckeren
2017 Jon Davies
2016 Kristina Nelson
2015 Dan Wesley
2014 Jim Rioux
2013 Debbie Sullivan
2012 John Ostrowski
2011 Daniel L. Dawson
2010 Sam Yaghmaie
2009 Gretchen Johnson
2008 Mohammad Kashani
2007 Kathy Robertson
2006 Courtney McFadden
2005 Bill Goodwin,City of Olympia

Committee in
Action Award

Recognizes a chapter committee that has provided/is providing exceptional value to the membership and/or the public works profession.

2021 Conference Committee, Thanh Jeffers, Linda Ayala, Darci Bell, and Ruta Jones
2020 PWX Management Committee
2018 Diversity Committee, Kandace Thomas
2017 MPAC, Jesse Thomsen, Patty Buchanan
2016 CAEC, Linda Shilley
2015 Marketing, Cathy McKay

Outstanding Service Award

In Honor of James Robertson

Recognizes outstanding service to the Chapter. VIEW MORE about James Robertson and previous year's winners.

2021 Tara Davis
2020 John Ostrowski
2018 Gloria VanSpanckeren
2017 Jon Davies
2016 Kristina Nelson
2015 Dan Wesley
2014 Jim Rioux
2013 Debbie Sullivan
2012 John Ostrowski
2011 Daniel L. Dawson
2010 Sam Yaghmaie
2009 Gretchen Johnson
2008 Mohammad Kashani
2007 Kathy Robertson
2006 Courtney McFadden
2005 Bill Goodwin

Inclusion Advocate Award

In Honor of June Rosentreter Spence

Recognizes efforts to recruit individuals into the Public Works field, especially those historically underrepresented. VIEW MORE about June Rosentreter and previous year's award winners.

2021 Robert Michael Hale
2020 Joshua Cheatham
2018 Jeremy Ferguson
2017 Scott Egger
2016 Kandace Thomas
2015 Tara Olsen, Hillary Stibbard, Tricia Thomson (Student Outreach Committee)
2014 Sandra Pedigo-Marshall
2013 Glenn Akramoff
2012 Dick McKinley
2011 John Akers
2010 Robert (Bob) Brock
2009 Kelli Owen
2008 Joy Monjure
2007 Michele Percussi
2006 Kristen Betty
2005 Tricia Thompson

President's Award

Recognizes a current Officer or Board Member for chapter contributions.

2021 Linda Ayala
2020 Scott Egger
2018 Thanh Jeffers, Ruta Jones
2017 Peter De Boldt
2016 Debbie Sullivan
2015 Not Awarded
2014 Lauren Behm, Ruta Jones 
2013 Jim Rioux
2010 Mike Terrell, Dick Andrews, Jill Marilley,& Katherine Claeys
2009 Art Louie
2007 Richard (Dick) Andrews
2006 Franchot Fenske
2005 Dan Dawson
2004 Kristina (Tina) Nelson

Chapter Pillar Award

In Honor of Richard G (Dick) Andrews

Recognizes an individual who exemplifies Dick's qualities of leadership, mentoring, encouragement and quiet service. VIEW MORE about Dick Andrews. 

2021 Mike Clark
2020 Hillary Stibbard
2018 Kirk Holmes
2017 Bob Desgrosselier
2016 Toby Rickman
2015 John Carpita

Roy W. Morse Award

Recognizes outstanding technical or professional accomplishments in Public Works. VIEW MORE about Roy Morse and additional previous year's winners. 

2021 Toby Rickman 
2020 Jill Marilley
2018 Crystal Donner
2017 Kathleen Davis
2016 Scott Sawyer
2015 Steve Thomsen
2014 Michael Puntenney
2013 Thomas Skillings
2012 Paula Hammond
2011 Steve Gorcestor
2010 Randy Brackett
2009 Brian Ziegler
2008 Daryl Grigsby
2007 Dick McKinley

Young Leader Award

Recognizes young Public Works leaders who demonstrate commitment to the profession and potential for growth with APWA. The winner receives a scholarship to the National Congress. 

2021 Alyssa Ardourel
2020 Tyler Christian
2018 Anthea Aasen
2018 Mallory Wilde
2017 Lauren Loebsack

Chapter Heroes Award

Recognizes outstanding service to the community in Public Works by front line workers. This special recognition award is not given out every year.  

2021 Erik Martin and Kevin Korpi of Lewis County Public Works
2020 Yakima County Solid Waste
2017 Glen Hutchinson, Tyler Matthews, Bob Thorpe

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