Awards

For more than 30 years, the APWA-MN Chapter has sponsored an annual Awards Program that recognizes excellence in public works. In addition, the chapter actively supports the APWA Awards Program with multiple submissions to the annual national awards program.

Learn more about awards and winners in the tabbed section below.

Chapter Awards

Hugo G. Erickson Award

Jeannine Clancy
Jeannine Clancy

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services

Jeannine Clancy received the Hugo G. Erickson Award for excellence in chapter service. Jeannine has been actively involved in APWA-MN for a number of years, including serving as the chapter’s President in 2012. She was also actively involved in bringing PWX to Minneapolis in 2016.

Superintendent of the Year

Jim Eiler, City of Bloomington
Jim Eiler, City of Bloomington

Jim Eiler, City of Bloomington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Supervisor of the Year

Kevin Chmielewski, City of Shoreview
Kevin Chmielewski, City of Shoreview
Kevin Chmielewski, City of Shoreview

 

 

Director or Manager of the Year

Steve Stadler, City of Hopkins
Steve Stadler, City of Hopkins
Steve Stadler, City of Hopkins
 

Environmental Stewardship Award

The City of Forest Lake, Bolton & Menk, and the Rice Creek Watershed District...
The City of Forest Lake, Bolton & Menk, and the Rice Creek Watershed District for the Clear Lake Water Quality Project

The City of Forest LakeBolton & Menk, and the Rice Creek Watershed District received the Environmental Stewardship Award for their Clear Lake Water Quality Project. This innovative project was designed to enhance and preserve the water quality of clear Lake, located adjacent to the building site of the new Forest Lake City Center. Mid-summer algae blooms are common, and occasionally severe enough to impact recreation. Through a Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Legacy grant, Bolton & Menk designed a Best Management Practices (BMP) project that will treat approximately 520 ares of sediment and phosphorus-laden water that ultimately discharges to Clear Lake. 

 

Project of the Year

Downtown Improvements in the City of Jordan and the Highway 7/Louisiana...
Downtown Improvements in the City of Jordan and the Highway 7/Louisiana Avenue Interchange in the City of St. Louis Park

As determined by our Awards Committee, two projects were selected for Project of the Year this year: the Downtown Improvements in the City of Jordan and the Highway 7/Louisiana Avenue Interchange in the City of St. Louis Park.

Jordan, like many towns of similar age and size, was faced with crumbling utilities beneath its downtown business district. Coupled with the desire to reinvigorate the business climate and fill vacant properties with vibrant commerce, the city saw the opportunity for creative improvements wrapped in the necessity of utility reconstruction. Accepting the award on behalf of the City of Jordan, whose project team included Bolton & Menk, Inc., and Chard Tiling & Excavating, was  Jordan City Administrator Tom Nikunen. (See photo below.)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A grade separated interchange was constructed to replace the signalized intersection at TH 7 and Louisiana Avenue. The fundamental goal of the project was to provide a safe, functional, urban interchange to improve access, safety, and operations for a number of modes of transportation including vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, transit, and freight. Accepting the Project of the Year Award on behalf of the City of St. Louis Park, whose project team included Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) and C. S. McCrossan, was St.  Louis Park Engineering Director Debra Heiser. (See photo below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In addition, the chapter recognized Camp Ripley Road and Utility Infrastructure Improvements, the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, whose team included: TKDABreitback Construction CompanyTri-City Paving, and Eagle Construction Company with the Project of the Year, Honorable Mention.

National Awards

Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education - Individual

James Grothaus

This award, established in 1988, is intended to recognize APWA individuals for their work in delivering educational opportunities for all levels of persons engaged in the delivery of public works services. For his dedication to public works education, James Grothaus is recognized for this award. 

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