APGA Awards

APGA recognizes municipal gas systems and employees who have achieved high-level contributions to various aspects of our industry. 

The nominations process for 2018 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered nominations:

  1. Distinguished Service Award 
    Criteria:  Recipient has made substantial contributions to the public gas industry, maintains an unusual devotion to duty, exemplifies the highest ideals and finest traditions in the management of publicly owned natural gas systems, and has made contributions to the betterment of the community.  Nominee holds a management position with an APGA public gas system member and has been active in APGA for at least five years. 
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  2. Harry M. Cooke Personal Service Award 
    Criteria:  Recipient has made substantial contributions toward the goals of APGA and the natural gas industry.  Nominee is not an employee of an APGA public gas system member. 
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  3. Personal Achievement Award
    Criteria:  Recipient has made substantial contributions toward the goals of APGA and the natural gas industry.  Nominee is an employee of an APGA public gas system member. 
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  4. Public Gas System Achievement Award
    Criteria:  Recipient is an APGA public gas system member whose performance is widely recognized in the public gas industry, has made substantial contributions to the community, other utilities and the goals of APGA.  The system has expressed a willingness to exchange ideas and technology with others to ensure the gas industry will be the safest and most knowledgeable of all utilities.  The system has been an active member of APGA for at least five years.  
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  5. J. Hardie Johnston Service Award
    Criteria:  Individuals who are retiring after serving 25 years in the gas service business and have participated as an APGA member system representative or a retiring APGA Charter Member. 
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    APGA Safety Contest Award
    All APGA members are eligible to enter the APGA Safety Contest which determines winners based on the systems' overall incident (lost work time) rate
    Learn more on our Safety Contest Award page


    APGA Safety Management Excellence Award
    This award is given to an APGA member system that consistently operates at the highest levels, clearly establishing the system as an achiever of excellence in the field of Safety Management.
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    APGA Marketing & Sales Awards 
    The Marketing & Sales Award is an annual award to recognize APGA public natural gas systems who have worked hard to market natural gas this past year. Systems of all sizes are encouraged to submit their innovative and successful marketing programs, branding initiatives or customer service campaigns for consideration and recognition. For any questions about the Marketing & Sales Awards, please contact Audrey Anderson at aanderson@apga.org.
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    APGA SOAR Award

    Public gas systems take great pride in their ability to deliver natural gas safely and efficiently to over 5 million customers in 37 states. APGA is pleased to announce the System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) to recognize those public gas systems that have achieved excellence in the operation of their natural gas utility. This award is open for applications on January 1 every year and closes at the end of March.