The SC APWA 2015 Award Winners have been announced!
Outstanding Public Works Manager: Herb Puckett, Georgetown County
Outstanding Public Works Employee: Timothy Chapman, Georgetown County
Project of the Year: West End Wastewater Improvement Project, City of Greenville
South Carolina Chapter of APWA Announces 2015 State Awards
The South Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association (SCAPWA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 State Awards.
Each year, the chapter awards Outstanding Public Works Manager, Outstanding Public Works Employee and Project of the Year. The awards committee will present the awards to the winners at the annual conference in November.
Herb Puckett, manager for Georgetown County’s Facilities Services Division, was named the 2015 Outstanding Public Works Manager. Mr. Puckett has been with Georgetown County for more than 13 years. Currently, he and his division are near completing the remodeling of the 44,000 sq. ft. historic courthouse. Mr. Puckett and his team saved the county more than $1.5 million completing renovations in-house. When Mr. Puckett isn’t improving County buildings, he is committed to the Georgetown County Sherriff’s Department providing inmates work skills training for the best opportunity for hire upon release from prison. His initiative and passion has made him an exemplary public works manager.
Timothy Chapman, stormwater compliance inspector with the Georgetown County Department of Public Services, was named the 2015 Outstanding Public Works Employee. Mr. Chapman has been employed with Georgetown County for more than seven years. He began his career as the Mosquito Control Supervisor, and has since become the Stormwater Compliance Inspector. Mr. Chapman is known in the county for his green thumb. He is a Master Gardener and assists Keep Georgetown Beautiful in developing landscape plans for parks and improved city projects. Mr. Chapman’s zeal and love for his community is beyond worthy of this award.
The City of Greenville was awarded Project of the Year for the West End Wastewater Improvement project. The project consisted of the installation of a half-mile of large diameter wastewater main at a depth of 20 feet, blasting through 14 feet of granite shelf at the deepest point. The project was designed, permitted, tested and built by City of Greenville Public Works staff and was completed in 12 weeks without closing a single business, Falls Park, the Governor’s School, or County Square. The project has improved sanitary sewer capacity and supports growth and development in Greenville.
SCAPWA develops and supports the people, agencies and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities.