Two Public Works Agencies Receive APWA 2017 Excellence in Snow & Ice Control Awards


This year, two public works agencies will receive the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2017 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards. Established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works snow and ice operations, the APWA Snow and Ice Control Award also promotes the best practices in snow and ice removal, while minimizing environmental impacts. The 2017 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards will be presented at the 2017 APWA North American Snow Conference during April 23-26, 2017 in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA.

The recipients selected for the 2017 APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards include:
  • City of Columbia, Missouri. Public Works Department: The City of Columbia’s Public Works staff are tasked with snow and ice control on over 1, 360 lane miles of streets during inclement weather. Maintenance personnel are responsible for plowing snow and treating 275 lane miles of first priority streets and 191 lane miles of second priority streets. The city’s downtown area is split into two districts, north and south, and maintenance personnel are responsible for plowing and treating this area as well.
  • City of Montgomery, Ohio. Public Works Department: The City of Montgomery’s primary objective is “snow and ice control on roadways and public property as an essential municipal service necessary for public safety, daily mobility, services and other economic transactions and the elimination of delays for emergency vehicles, the motoring public and pedestrians at public facilities.” The department strives to deliver quality services that are sound financially with quality customer service.
Complete details available in the press release.

More Information:
APWA Awards
APWA Winter Maintenance Resources
APwA Media contact: Laura Bynum, 800-848-2792 ext. 6736, lbynum@apwa.net