This award is regarded as the highest honor that APWA can bestow. Established in 1935 as the Honorary Membership Award, this honor is intended to indicate to the greatest possible extent APWA’s esteem, respect and regard. This can be a person that has been working behind the scenes helping the Oregon Chapter, or it can be a public figure. This award may be presented in recognition of acknowledged service and well-established preeminence in the field of public works, such as, but not limited to encouraging sustainable practices in the field of public works; smart growth policies i.e.: outstanding mass transit options, encouraging plans that limit sprawl, and/or contributions of special merit and benefit to APWA. If you know of someone who has done a lot for Oregon APWA and deserves recongnition, contact an APWA Board Member for more information on nominations.