Public Works

View awards received by staff in the following Public Works Divisions:
2015 Roy Morse Award
  • Awarded by: Washington State American Public Works Association (WA APWA)
  • Description: Snohomish County Public Works Department Director Steve Thomsen is a notable leader guiding the department through difficult challenges and countless successes. His leadership, professionalism, and technical accomplishments have earned in him the 2015 Washington State American Public Works Association Roy Morse Award. The recognition honors the top Public Works leaders in Washington State.
  • Recipients: Steve Thomsen, Snohomish County Public Works Director
 Steve Thomsen
 2015 Build Washington Construction Excellence Award
  • Awarded by: Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington
  • Description: The State Route 530 (SR 530) Incident Debris Removal Project was recognized by AGC as the 2015 Build Washington Construction Excellence Award in the heavy industrial category. Snohomish County began the debris removal project in mid-June 2014 with IMCO as the major project contractor. IMCO was tasked with removing man-made items while leaving native materials on site in a safe, stable and free draining condition across the 80 acres of private and public property.
  • Recipients: Snohomish County Public Works and IMCO General Construction
 AGC Award
2015 APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award
  • Awarded byAmerican Public Works Association (the National level and Washington State level)
  • Description:  The SR 530 Landslide Emergency Response and Repair project received the APWA State Project of the Year Award in the category "Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair." A special recognition award was also presented by APWA at the National level.
  • Recipients: Snohomish County Public Works and Washington State Dept. of Transportation
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APWA Special Recognition Award
2014 WSACE President's Award
  • Awarded by: Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE)
  • Description: Snohomish County Public Works employees were recognized for their dedication to citizen health and safety during the emergency response of the State Route 530 landslide disaster.
  • Recipients: The Employees of the Snohomish County Public Works Department
 
2013 County Engineer of the Year
  • Awarded by: Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE)
  • Description: This award is given to an outstanding engineer each year and takes into consideration management skills, public relations, engineering expertise, community activities, association activity and other outreach.
  • Recipient: Owen Carter, Deputy Director of Snohomish County Public Works. Owen oversees three divisions: Road Maintenance, Transportation and Environmental Services, and Engineering Services.