Each year at the Florida Public Works Expo the Florida Chapter recognizes one of its distinguished members as the “Member of the Year”. This is the Chapter’s most prestigious award with a long-standing history of recipients from across the state. The award is bestowed upon the public works professional who has demonstrated integrity and professionalism and has distinguished achievements.
The evaluation criteria include: A. Personal character, integrity and public image above reproach. B. Achievements and distinction in Public Works. C. Established reputation for service to APWA and the Public Works profession. D. Established reputation for civic and public activities and responsibility. E. Significant contributions for improving Public Works professionalism. F. Other evidence of merit, which advances the Association’s objectives.
Past recipients are as follows:
2017-2018: Charles "Chas" Jordan, City of Largo 2016-2017: Matt LaChance, Ingevity 2015-2016: John Dunton, City of Port St. Lucie 2014-2015: Mike McCabe, Melbourne-Tillman Flood Control District 2013-2014: Amy Gordon Blaida, RS&H 2012-2013: Don Jacobovitz, Putnam County 2011-2012: Robert Garland, Greeley-Hansen 2010-2011: Tracy Quintana, City of Punta Gorda 2009-2010: Paul Moore, City of Sanford 2008-2009: Jim Proce, City of Palm Bay 2007-2008: Althea Parrish, City of Sanford 2006-2007: William "Bill" Hallisey, City of Sarasota 2005-2006: Frank VanPelt III, Seminole County 2004-2005: Kelvin L. Baker, City of North Miami Beach 2003-2004: Mark T. Juliano, City of South Daytona 2002-2003: Richard "Rick" Keeney, City of Punta Gorda 2001-2002: Rebecca "Becky" Ares, City of Orlando 2000-2001: Jon Crull, City of Daytona Beach 1999-2000: Len Johnson, City of Orlando 1998-1999: Douglas Layton, City of Jacksonville 1997-1998: Karen Johnson, Sarasota County 1996-1997: Anthony "Tony" Leffin, City of Maitland 1995-1996: Harry W. Glaze, Sarasota County 1994-1995: Ron Van Eyk, City of Coral Gables 1993-1994: Gene Jordan, Post, Buckley, Shue and Jernagin, Inc. 1992-1993: Herbert F. Lund, Lauderhil 1991-1992: Dutch Mueller, Pinellas Park 1990-1991: Marvin Gregory, FDOT 1989-1990: Les Eighmey, City of Tampa 1988-1989: John Davis, City of Tallahassee 1987-1988: Frank "Cheech" DeCelles, City of Plantation
Total Member : 1
Mr. Russell Ketchem
Mr. Russell Ketchem
City of Pompano Beach
1190 NE 3rd Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33060-5740