Project award submissions may be made to the Mid-Atlantic chapter and to
APWA National. (Does not apply to Community Engagement category.)

Applications are due November 17, 2023. Projects nominated must be completed within the Mid-Atlantic chapter (D.C., Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia).


Nominee- Managing Agency

Only managing public agencies or APWA chapters may nominate projects. Projects that involve or reside within two or more chapters' locations can be co-nominated. Each chapter will receive credit to submit a PACE nomination. All chapters must be identified on the nomination form and before the nominations are judged. 
The Managing Agency will be the receipient of the award at the awards ceremony.
Please verify Organization name is correct. This will be used on the actual award. 

Primary Contractor

The Primary Contractor will not be copied on the award notification letter. 

Primary Consultant

The Primary Consultant will not be copied on the award notification letter. 

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Please address each of the following areas in your nomination, adhering to the sequence below when
possible. (COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT criteria is listed below)
• Completion date contained in contract. Any time extensions granted should be addressed in the
• Construction schedule, management, and control techniques used. Use of alternative materials,
practices of funding that demonstrates a commitment to sustainability.
• Safety performance including number of lost-time injuries per 1,000 man-hours worked and overall
safety program employed during the construction phase.
• Environmental considerations including special steps taken to preserve and protect the
environment, endangered species, etc., during the construction phase.
• Community relations—a summary of the efforts by the agency, consultant and contractor to protect
public lives and property, minimize public inconvenience and improve relations.
• Unusual accomplishments under adverse conditions, including but not limited to, adverse weather,
soil or site conditions, or other occurrences over which there was no control.
• Additional considerations you would like to bring to the attention of the project review panel,
such as innovations in technology and/or management applications during the
Criteria for Community Engagement Award

The Community Engagement Award recognizes Public Works agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region for commendable projects, initiatives, and programs that contribute to enhancing the quality of life and creating a safe and sustainable community.

Eligibility Criteria: Local government officials and/or staff must have played a significant role in developing and implementing the program, with only limited assistance from outside experts and/or consultants.  Awards will be given to member public agencies and not individuals.

Initiatives and Programs for Recognition for the Award:

Communications: Effective way to address specific issues in their community using a variety of tools including interactive in-person gatherings, online (include social media), or using hardcopy materials (ex. bus ads)

Education Programs: that inform residents of the work done on their behalf or empower them with information that facilitates their engagement whether these are community based, or school based

Human Services: Programs that were designed to benefit underserved community (and the community at large)

Submittal and Evaluation Criteria:

  • (Why & Where) The Problem or Need for the Program
  • Who is the audience?
  • Description of the Program and how it focuses on innovation and creativity
  • How does the initiative or program meet the need of or benefits the community?
  • How does it help to advance equity and inclusion in the community?
  • Description of the complexity of the challenges – provide specific information related to the challenge identified and the approach utilized to address them
  • Explain the positive impact and long-term benefits to public works – provide specific information related to the long-term benefits and operational efficiencies realized to public works
  • Results/Success of the Program
    • What impact has the program had in the community?
    • How is the program being sustained?

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