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.

National Awards

Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities/Rural Communities

City of Hastings (owner) and Bolton & Menk, Inc. (consultant)

The City of Hastings and Bolton & Menk, Inc. received the Public Works Project of the Year for Small Cities/Rural Communities award for the City of Hastings Riverfront Renaissance Improvements at the 2018 PWX.

Public Works Project of the Year (Historical Restoration, >$75 million)

HGA

HGA received the Public Works Project of the Year for Historial Restoration, >$75 million for the MN State Capitol Rehabilitation project at the 2018 PWX.

Public Works Project of the Year (Transportation >$75 million)

MnDOT (owner), HDR (consultant) and Lunda/Ames Joint Venture (contractor)

Minnesota Department of Transportation, HDR and Lunda/Ames received the Public Works Project of the Year, Transportation category >$75 million for the St. Croix Crossing project at the 2018 PWX.

Public Works Project of the Year (Transportation $25-$75 million)

City of Minneapolis (owner), SEH (consultant) and Meyer Contracting, Inc. (contractor)

The City of Minneapolis, SEH and Meyer Contracting, Inc. received the Public Works Project of the Year, Transportation category ($25-$75 million) for the Nicollet Mall Redesign and Reconstruction project at the 2018 PWX.

Public Works Project of the Year (Structures >$75 million)

Mortenson

Mortenson was awarded the Public Works Project of the Year (Structures greater than $75 million) for the US Bank Stadium project at the 2018 PWX.

Exceptional Performance Award (Journalism - Non-Chapter)

Local Road Research Board (LRRB)

LRRB received the Exceptional Performance Award (Journalism - Non-Chapter) for Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns Guidebook at the 2018 PWX.

Harry S. Swearingen (Corporate)

WSB & Associates, Inc.

WSB & Associates, Inc. received the Harry S. Swearingen Award (corporate) at the 2018 PWX. 

Harry S. Swearingen (Individual)

Jeannine Clancy

Jeannine Clancy receives the Harry S. Swearingen Award (Individual) at the 2018 PWX. Jeannine attended her first APWA conference in Phoenix, Arizona in 1993 where she served as a general conference volunteer. After moving back to Minnesota, Jeannine had the chance to participate again in the national conference as a general volunteer when the conference was held in Minneapolis in 1997. By participating in these events, Jeannine found a knowledgeable, supportive and fun group of public works professionals that provide a great network in each local chapter.

Jeannine Clancy has demonstrated her commitment to the profession of public works since 1986. Jeannine is not only support the Minnesota Chapter, but APWA as a whole. Jeannine has been a key member of the MN Chapter since 1997 and APWA community since 1993. Her involvement includes:

  • Delegate (2015-current)
  • National Nominating Committee, Region VI (2017)
  • Chapter President (2012)
  • Director Public Works/City Engineer (2006-2007)
  • Snow Conference Host Committee (2007)
  • Congress Host Committee (2005) 
  • Chapter Conference Planning Committee: 1998-current

Jeannine was also instrumental in bringing the PWX Conference to Minnesota in 2016, and was the co-chair of the PWX Host Committee. With each initiative, Jeannine brings her positive attitude and infectious high energy.

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