The purpose of this Award is to give formal recognition of honorary character to persons who have continuously served a local public or private agency long term in an official capacity and who have contributed to the advancement of Public Works practice as a member of the American Public Works Association thereby improving the quality of life for those who live and work within that community.
- Person persons who have honorably and efficiently served a single local public or private agency in an official capacity continuously for thirty (30) or more years and who have been members in good standing of the American Public Works Association for fifteen (15) or more years.
- The fifteen years of APWA Membership shall coincide with the thirty or more years of service to one agency, and the person shall be a current Member of APWA or shall have been a Member at the time of retirement from the Public Agency.
- A single local public agency is interpreted to mean any city, village, borough, town, township, county, or special district but not a state or the federal government. Military service does not count against continuous employment if the nominee returned to the same agency after discharge.
Please complete the individual Nomination Form to nominate a candidate for this award. Supporting information is required to confirm that the candidate has met the continuous employment criteria. APWA records are available to confirm that the candidate has met the APWA membership criteria.