HIGH DESERT BRANCH APWA - BRANCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

Year Award Recipient / Project Name Organization
2016 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Avenue L and Challenger Way Roundabout City of Lancaster
2016 Innovative Design of the Year McAdam Park Pool Rehabilitation City of Palmdale
2016 Best Improvement for Public Safety Lost Canyon Bridge Widening City of Santa Clarita
2016 Best Use of Technology WAVE Inductive Bus Charging at LCP/PTC Antelope Valley Transit Authority & AESI
2016 Best Environmental Project “Dive!” Screening and Food Waste Prevention Outreach Event City of Palmdale
2016 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Marie Santana-Dominguez City of Lancaster
2015 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year McBean Parkway Bridge Widening Project City of Santa Clarita
2015 Innovative Design of the Year Development Services Automation City of Lancaster
2015 Best Improvement for Public Safety Left-Turn Yellow Change Interval Study City of Santa Clarita
2015 Best Use of Technology Interactive Citywide GIS Website City of Palmdale
2015 Best Environmental Project Illegal Dumping Project City of Palmdale
2015 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Rod Holtz, Jon Cantrell City of Palmdale, City of Lancaster
2014 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Community Engagement / Seasons of Service City of Palmdale
2014 Innovative Design of the Year City of Palmdale Public Arts Program City of Palmdale
2014 Best Improvement for Public Safety Newhall Avenue Roundabout Project City of Santa Clarita & MNS Engineers Inc.
2014 Best Use of Technology QHWD Office & Mobile GIS System Arrow Engineering/Quartz Hill Water District
2014 Best Environmental Project Recycled Water System City of Lancaster
2014 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Elma Watson City of Lancaster
2013 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Solar School Program City of Lancaster
2013 Innovative Design of the Year Water Supply Stabilization Project No 2 Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency
2013 Best Improvement for Public Safety Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project City of Lancaster
2013 Best Environmental Project Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project City of Santa Clarita Enviromental Services
2013 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Kathy Renee City of Lancaster
2012 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Old Town Newhall Public Library City of Santa Clarita
2012 Innovative Design of the Year Drytown Water Park - Dusty's Mineshaft Racer Slide City of Palmdale
2012 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Lynn Glidden City of Palmdale
2012 Best Environmental Project 24 Hour Recycling Center City of Lancaster
2012 Best Improvement for Public Safety Acton Water Treatment Plant Intertie AECOM-AVEK Water Agency-Palmdale Water District
2012 Best Use of Technology Traffic Signal Synchronization City of Palmdale
2011 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year The BLVD Transformation City of Lancaster
2011 Innovative Design of the Year 10th Street West Pipeline & Turnouts Project Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency/AECOM
2011 Best Improvement for Public Safety Tierra Subida Corridor Improvements City of Palmdale
2011 Best Use of Technology City of Lancaster Facility Solar Shade Structure Project City of Lancaster
2011 Best Environmental Project Turf Replacement Project City of Palmdale
2011 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Michael Livingston City of Palmdale
2010 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Golden Valley Road Bridge Project City of Santa Clarita, Curtis Nay
2010 Innovative Design of the Year Water District Administration Building Newhall Co. Water District - Stephen Cole
2010 Best Improvement for Public Safety 2009 Station Fire - Culvert Improvement/Cleanout Project LACO Dept of Public Works - Rd Maintenance District 5 - Jeff Harkins
2010 Best Use of Technology Transmission Pipeline, Turnout & Pump Station South North Intertie Project AV East Kern Water Agency - Mike Shahbakhti
2010 Best Environmental Project COL Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Program City of Lancaster - Robert Neal
2010 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Ray Hunt Capitol Engineering Division Manager
2009 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Michelle Cantrell City of Lancaster
2009 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Parallel South Feeder Phase II/Reservoir, Magic Mt Parkway/I-5 Improvements City of Santa Clarita
2009 Best Use of Technology "Conserve Palmdale" Education Programs City of Palmdale
2009 Best Improvement for Public Safety Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center City of Palmdale
2009 Innovative Design of the Year Pavement Rehabilitation Project City of Lancaster
2009 Best Environmental Project Demonstration Garden Inspired Projects City of Palmdale
2008 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Recycled Water Project City of Lancaster
2008 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Steve Dassler City of Lancaster
2008 Best Use of Technology Polymer-Modified Asphalt Surface Sealer Chip Seal LACO Dept of Public Works - Rd Maintenance District 5
2008 Best Improvement for Public Safety ADA Ramp Improvements City of Palmdale
2008 Innovative Design of the Year Transit Maintenance Facility City of Santa Clarita
2008 Best Environmental Project Santa Clara River Arundo Removal Project City of Santa Clarita
2007 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Cross Valley Connector "Gap Closure" City of Santa Clarita
2007 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Marissa Diaz City of Lancaster
2007 Best Use of Technology Pavement Management Program City of Lancaster
2007 Best Improvement for Public Safety Fire Station Off-site Improvements City of Palmdale
2007 Innovative Design of the Year Domenic Massari Park Off-Leash Area City of Palmdale
2007 Best Environmental Project Amargosa Creek Detention Basin City of Lancaster
2003 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Aquatic Center City of Santa Clarita
2003 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Rod Sorensen City of Victorville
2003 Best Use of Technology Graffiti Abatement Vehicle City of Lancaster
2003 Best Improvement for Public Safety Amargosa Creek Drainage Channel City of Palmdale
2003 Innovative Design of the Year Transit Maintenance Facility City of Santa Clarita
2003 Best Environmental Project Compressed Natural Gas Street Sweepers City of Victorville
2002 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year City Council Chambers City of Palmdale
2002 Best Improvement for Public Safety Traffic Signal Backup Program City of Victorville
2002 Innovative Design of the Year Larry Chimbole Cultural Center Renovation City of Palmdale
2001 Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year Stephen H. Williams City of Palmdale
2001 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year Courthouse City of Palmdale
2001 Best Use of Technology Geographical Information System City of Palmdale
2000 Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year City Hall City of Palmdale
2000 Best Use of Technology Central Control Irrigation System City of Palmdale
2000 Best Improvement for Public Safety Highland Bridge City of Palmdale

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