Awards Banquet – APWA Florida – Big Bend Branch


This year will be the APWA Big Bend’s 14th Annual Project Award Banquet held on March 2, 2023. The event will take place at Bradley’s. The cost of tickets is $40 per person. Mr. Deji Ajose-Adeogun, is our Banquet Committee Chairman.

The Banquet is to recognize those who will win “Project of the year” awards as well as recognize those members of the Big Bend APWA who had their anniversaries.  In 2015 year Tony Park was given a lifetime membership by APWA.

The award banquet also seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day and night, through disasters and emergencies, all with quiet dedication and we recognize their projects and contribution to our Big Bend Area. The last few years have seen our Public Works in action, and this year is no different. So join us as we recognize our unsung heroes of Public Works

Get this year’s Awards application HERE

Sponsorship form for 2021/22 can be found HERE

Click Here to go to our Photo Gallery and look at some past Awards Banquet photographs.

Year 2021 Project Award Winners:

  • Anawood and Belair (Phase 1) Subdivisions Septic to Sewer Less Than $5 M ENVIRONMENTAL
  • Apalachee Regional Park Cross Country Venue  Phase II  Less Than $5 M TRANSPORTATION
  • Apalachee Parkway Forcemain Replacement Less Than $5 M EMERGENCY REPAIR/ CONSTRUCTION
  • Raymond Tucker Road Drainage Improvement  Less Than $ 5 M  MULTIFUNCTION
  • Apalachee Regional Park Cross Country Venue  Less Than $ 5 M  STRUCTURES
  • FAMU Way Phase 1, 2, 3 and CCT Segment 3 Greater Than $5 TRANSPORTATION
  • Leon County Court House Switch Board Less than Than $5 M IN-HOUSE MAINTENANCE
  • Blountstown Street Sidewalk Improvements Less Than $5 M BEST PERFORMANCE

Check out our past award winners here

BELOW IS THE PROJECT AWARD NOMINATION SUBMITTAL PROCESS.  (Considered your project for one of these awards.)

The establishment of the Project of the Year Award Program promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who accomplished the projects together.

The American Public Works Association (APWA) Big Bend Branch will recognize the awardees at our Annual Banquet in February of each year.

The Florida Chapter Big Bend Awards are for the following categories:

Transportation* – Projects address, correct, or improve transportation issues and service levels.

Environmental / Stormwater* – Projects address physical environment / stormwater issues, or correct and improve the environmental / stormwater situations.

Structures*– To include public structures preservation/rehabilitation, municipal buildings, parks, bridges, etc.

Emergency Construction / Repair – Entry should include the techniques and timing for safety, community relations, environmental protection, adverse conditions, and additional consideration.

In-house Maintenance / Enhancement – The most effective project completed by the in-house crews of Public Works Departments.

Beautification – Projects enhance, correct, or improve the aesthetic conditions of the project site.

Multi-function– Projects address multiple aspects of issues, such as combinations of environmental / stormwater, transportation, and beautification.

Best Performance – The project has the best performance after completion, meeting and exceeding the original design goals.  This award is for project cost higher than five million dollars ($5,000,000.00).

Also, the information for the State award is here.