2011 Texas Chapter APWA President
Ronnie Bates, with representatives of the Texas Chapter membership, stepped
front and center to claim the coveted 16th PACE Award for the
Texas Chapter at the 2012 Congress in Anaheim.
The Presidential Award for Chapter
Excellence recognizes APWA Chapters for contributions made to positively
impact the Chapter membership, profession and community. During the 2011
calendar year, the Texas Chapter made significant strides in the areas of
education and training for field personnel, increased the impact of the
Emergency Management section, and moved forward by bringing the use of
technology to the Chapter.
Qualifying Chapters are evaluated in four areas: 1) Membership 2) Service to
Chapter Members 3) Advancement of Public Works and 4) Service to the
Community. In addition to meeting the criteria established in the four
areas, the Chapter must nominate at least one individual for the Top Ten
Public Works Leader of the Year and nominate at least one
individual/group/project for any three other national APWA Awards.
The PACE designation reflects thousands of volunteer hours and the dedicated
leadership of President Bates and his 2011 Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the Texas Chapter!