In September 2024 APWA Southern California will begin accepting applications for the BEST awards to recognize our public agencies for outstanding public works projects and programs and our top public and private sector leaders.

Project of the Year Categories:

• Transportation
• Traffic, Mobility & Beautification
• Drainage, Water & Wastewater
• Facilities
• Buildings
• Recreation and Athletic Facilities
• Storm Water Quality
• Creative and Innovative

Brief Selection Criteria: The awards application requires brief input on the three areas: performance, uniqueness and quality of life. To be eligible for nomination, a project must have been “substantially completed” and available for public and/or agency use between September 1 of last year and September 1 of this year. There is a maximum of one award per category, per agency, per year. There is no limit to the number of submittals per agency. More information about submittal guidelines will be available in September.

Top Leader Categories:

• Elected Official
• Public Sector Leader
• Private Sector Leader
• Public Sector Emerging Leader
• Private Sector Emerging Leader

Brief Selection Criteria: The Southern California Chapter of APWA (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) seeks to recognize the outstanding service achievements of individual public works professionals and officials, from both the public and private sectors.
Award Categories: Awards will be given in the following categories:  Top Leader, Public and Private: Emerging Leader, Public and Private: Top Elected Official.

For more information please contact our Co-Chair:

Melissa Demirci: melissa.demirci@transtech.org



WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL PACE AWARD – Presidential Award For Chapter Excellence

2023

Arizona, Chicago Metro, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas City Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Minnesota, Missouri, Monterey Bay, Nebraska, Nevada, New England, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Northern California, Ohio, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego/Imperial Counties, Silicon Valley, South Carolina, Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Ventura County, Washington, Wisconsin.

2022

New England Central Pennsylvania New York Mid-Atlantic North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Florida Georgia Chicago Metro Illinois Ohio Ontario Wisconsin Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Arizona Texas Monterey Bay Nevada Northern California Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Counties Silicon Valley Southern California Ventura County Colorado Oregon Washington

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2021

Arizona Chicago Metro Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nebraska Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Ohio Oregon Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Cntys Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Washington Wisconsin

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2020

Arizona Chicago Metro Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Louisiana Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nebraska Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Ohio Oregon Sacramento San Diego Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Wisconsin.

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2019

Alberta Arizona California Central Coast Chicago Metro Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Louisiana Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nebraska Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Ohio Oregon Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Cntys Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Washington Wisconsin

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2018

Arizona California Central Coast Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Kansas KC Metro Louisiana Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nebraska Nevada New England New York NY Metro North Carolina Northern California Ohio Oregon Sacramento Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura Washington Wisconsin

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2017

Arizona CA Central Coast Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Colorado Florida Georgia Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Louisiana Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Ohio Ontario Oregon Sacramento San Diego Imperial Counties Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Utah Ventura Washington Wisconsin

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2016

Arizona CA Central Coast Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Delaware Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas KC Metro Louisiana Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New York New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Ohio Oregon Sacramento San Diego Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura Washington Wisconsin

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2015

Alberta Arizona CA Central Coast Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas KC Metro Manitoba Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England NY Metro North Carolina Northern CA Ohio Oregon Sacramento San Diego Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Texas Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2014

Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Florida Iowa Kansas KC Metro Manitoba Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England North Carolina Northern California Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Counties Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Wisconsin

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2013

Arizona Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Manitoba Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Oklahoma Oregon Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Cntys Silicon Valley South Carolina Tennessee Texas Ventura County Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2012

Arizona British Columbia Central Pennsylvania Chicago Metro Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Manitoba Mid-Atlantic Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Cntys Silicon Valley South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Washington Wisconsin

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2011

Arizona British Columbia Chicago Metro Florida Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Metro Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New York New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Oregon Sacramento San Diego/Imperial Cntys Silicon Valley Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Virginia/DC/Maryland Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2010

Chicago Metro Florida Kansas City Metro Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New York North Carolina Northern California Ontario Oregon Sacramento San Diego South Carolina Texas VA/DC/MD Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2009

Arizona British Columbia Chicago Metro Florida Georgia Kansas City Metro Manitoba Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New York New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Oklahoma Oregon Sacramento San Diego South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2008

Arizona British Columbia Chicago Metro Florida Georgia Kansas City Metro Manitoba Minnesota Missouri Monterey Bay Nevada New England New Mexico New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Ontario Oregon Sacramento San Diego South Carolina Southern California Tennessee Texas Ventura County Virginia/DC/Maryland Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2007

Arizona Chicago Metro Florida Georgia Kansas City Metro Minnesota Missouri Nevada New England New Mexico New York New York Metro Northern California Oklahoma Oregon Sacramento San Diego South Bay Area South Carolina Tennessee Texas Ventura County Washington Western PA Wisconsin

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2006

Alberta Arizona Chicago Metro Florida Kansas City Metro Minnesota Missouri New England New Mexico New York New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Oklahoma Oregon Sacramento South Bay South Carolina Texas Washington Wisconsin

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2005

Arizona Chicago Metro Kansas City Metro Minnesota Nevada New England New York Metro North Carolina Oregon Sacramento South Carolina Texas VA/DC/MD Washington

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2004

Chicago Metro Florida Kansas City Metro New England New York Metro North Carolina Oregon Sacramento South Carolina Texas VA/DC/MD Washington

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2003

Chicago Metro Kansas City Metro New England New Jersey New York Metro North Carolina Northern California Ontario Oregon Sacramento Texas Washington

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2002

Chicago Metro Kansas City Metro New England New Jersey North Carolina Oregon Sacramento Texas

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2001

Chicago Metro Kansas City Metro Michigan New England New Mexico Oregon Sacramento Texas

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2000

Chicago Metro Kansas City Metro New England North Carolina Texas

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1999

Kansas City Metro

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1998

Florida Kansas City Metro Texas

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1997

Chicago Metro Kansas City Metro Sacramento Texas VA/DC/MD Washington

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1996

Chicago Metro Colorado Sacramento Texas Washington

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