2022 APGA Award Winners

Each year APGA presents awards to recognize individuals within our organization who have gone above and beyond to represent the interests of APGA and public gas. 

We have listed our Award Winners below:

  • J. Hardie Johnston Service Award
  • Harry M. Cooke Personal Service Award
  • Personal Achievement Award
  • Public Gas System Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • APGA Marketing & Sales Awards
  • APGA Safety Management Excellence Award
  • APGA SOAR Award Winners
  • APGA Safety Contest Winners

J. HARDIE JOHNSTON SERVICE AWARD

This recognition is given to individuals who are retiring after serving at least 25 years in the natural gas industry and have been active as an APGA public gas system member representative.

Congratulations to... Jim Crowley, Easton Utilities, MD; Don Suarez, Pensacola Energy, FL; Chuck Warrington, Clearwater Gas System, FL; and Craig White, Philadelphia Gas Works, PA.
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HARRY M. COOKE PERSONAL SERVICE AWARD


This award is given to individuals who have made substantial contributions toward the goals of APGA and the natural gas industry, and who are employees of an APGA associate or joint action agency member.

Congratulations to... John Gregg, McCarter & English, Washington, DC
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PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


This award is given to individuals who have made substantial contributions toward the goals of APGA and the natural gas industry, and who are employees of an APGA public gas system member.

Congratulations to... Mark Nibaur, Austin Utilities, MN and Jim Crowley, Easton Utilities, MD
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PUBLIC GAS SYSTEM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


This award is presented to public gas systems that have demonstrated a commitment to their community, the natural gas industry, and APGA. 

Congratulations to... Knoxville Utilities Board, TN

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD


The award recognizes is an APGA public gas system member on an annual basis in recognition of the accomplishments of the gas system and its employees to improving and enhancing the quality of life of the community it serves.

Congratulations to... York County Natural Gas Authority, Rock Hill, SC

EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD


This award recognizes an APGA public gas system member that demonstrates excellence in their commitment to environmental stewardship.

Congratulations to... Knoxville Utilities Board, TN

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD


This award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for APGA, their community and the natural gas industry, and have a long record of such commitment.

Congratulations to... Alonzo Weaver, Memphis Light, Gas & Water, TN

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APGA RESEARCH FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD


This award is in recognition of outstanding public service, devotion to duty, contribution to the natural gas industry, and exemplifying the highest ideals in the promotion and administration of natural gas research, development, and commercialization among and for publicly owned natural gas systems

Congratulations to... Chris Latch, Corinth Gas & Water, MS

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MARKETING & SALES AWARD


This award is presented to APGA public gas system members considered to have the most
innovative and successful marketing or sales program, project, promotion or customer service.  Congratulations to...
  • First Place: York County Natural Gas Authority, Rock Hill, SC for Safety First Video Series
  • Second Place: Lawrenceville Utilities, GA for Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Third Place: York County Natural Gas Authority, Rock Hill, SC for Stephenson Administration Center Sales & Appliance Showroom
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SAFETY MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD


This award is given to an APGA member system that consistently operates at the highest safety levels, clearly establishing the system as an achiever of excellence in the field of Safety Management.

Congratulations to... City of Las Cruces Utilities, NM

2022 SOAR WINNERS

SOAR applicants are awarded a rating based on a total cumulative score of points achieved from criteria in the areas of system integrity, system improvement, employee safety, and workforce development. There are three SOAR recognition levels: Bronze (80-89% of possible points), Silver (90-96% of possible points), and Gold (97-100% of possible points). SOAR status continues for three years. Congratulations to…

Gold

  • Jackson Energy Authority, TN

Silver

  • City of Mesa Energy Resources Department, AZ
  • City Utilities of Springfield, MO
  • Clearwater Gas System, FL
  • Owatonna Public Utilities, MN
  • Riviera Utilities, AL
  • Watertown Municipal Utilities, SD 

Bronze

  • CPS Energy, TX
  • Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works, SC
  • Decatur Utilities, AL
  • Fountain Inn Natural Gas, SC
  • Richmond Dept. Public Utilities, VA 
  • Scottsboro Water Sewer & Gas Board, AL
  • Smyrna Natural Gas, TN

SAFETY CONTEST AWARD WINNERS


Congratulations to all 31 winners of the 2022 APGA Safety Contest! These gas systems highlight the dedication of APGA members to maintaining the highest safety standards within their system, their communities, and in the natural gas industry.

Among the winning systems, Greenville Utilities Commission, NC will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria to win the safety contest five years in a row. In addition, the City of Mesa, AZ will be receiving an award for meeting the criteria 10 years in a row, and Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, IA will receive an award for meeting the criteria 15 years in a row. These are remarkable achievements and serve the entire industry by exemplifying what it means to set and maintain high performance and safety standards. Congratulations to…

2022 GROUP B WINNING SYSTEMS
(8,001 – 18,000 HOURS)

  • City of Vernon, CA
  • City of Fort Morgan, CO
  • City of Americus Natural Gas Department, GA
  • City of Orange City, IA
  • Sioux Center Municipal Gas Utility, IA
  • City of Ellensburg, WA

 

2022 GROUP C WINNING SYSTEMS
(18,001 – 38,000 HOURS)

  • Scottsboro Water, Sewer & Gas Board, AL
  • Winder Natural Gas Department, GA
  • Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities, IA (15 years)
  • Owatonna Public Utilities, MN
  • Borough of Chambersburg, PA

 

2022 GROUP D WINNING SYSTEMS
(38,001 – 70,000 HOURS)

  • Decatur Utilities, AL
  • City of Tallahassee Gas Utility, FL
  • City of Wilson - Wilson Energy, NC
  • Chester County Natural Gas Authority, SC
  • Paris-Henry County Public Utility District, TN
  • City of Boerne Utilities, TX

 

2022 GROUP E WINNING SYSTEMS
(OVER 70,001 HOURS)

  • Huntsville Utilities, AL
  • City of Mesa, AZ (10 years)
  • Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, FL
  • City of Lawrenceville, GA
  • Midwest Energy Inc., KS
  • City Utilities of Springfield, MO
  • City of Las Cruces, NM
  • Greenville Utilities Commission, NC (5 years)
  • City of Hamilton, OH
  • Harriman Utility Board, TN
  • Jackson Energy Authority, TN
  • Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District, TN
  • Knoxville Utilities Board, TN
  • Oak Ridge Utility District, TN

 

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