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?