APWA CEO Scott D. Grayson, CAE honored as Distinguished Association Executive

APWA Chief Executive Officer Scott D. Grayson, CAE recently received the Kansas City Society of Association Executives (KCSAE) Distinguished Association Executive award.

The recipient of this award exemplifies the best in executive association management, continually bringing credit to the profession and the association management community, while providing leadership within their own association, KCSAE and other voluntary membership organizations.

Grayson was recognized for his exceptional leadership of APWA members, chapters, and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Over recent months, Grayson skillfully guided the APWA team to produce at an impressive level, not only transitioning the way in which it works, but boosting confidence to produce new products and a higher level of service to APWA members.

These products and services include: the first ever virtual APWA Public Works Expo (PWX), PWX@Home; the first ever APWA Government Affairs virtual briefings to the U.S. Congress; the APWA COVID-19 Public Works Discussion Board; multiple virtual public works peer events to encourage information sharing; numerous articles in the APWA Reporter detailing the ways public works can support communities during the pandemic and beyond; free access to the APWA Members’ Library; free access to Click, Listen & Learn webinars; and opening submissions for members to share their specific pandemic experiences through APWA’s “Tell Your Public Works COVID-19 Story” portal.

Grayson was honored on September 24 at the KCSAE Annual Celebration. Award solicitation begins in May and the KCSAE Awards Committee selects the recipient in August.

A recording of Grayson’s acceptance speech will be made available on the APWA website.