FOR RELEASE - September 12, 2016
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Winners Announced in AAPA’s 2016 IT, Environmental Improvement Programs
Successful entries in the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2016 Environmental Improvement and its Information Technology award competitions have been named following a rigorous entry and selection process. The winners in these two programs, together with the 24 ports that submitted successful entries in AAPA’s 2016 Communications Awards program (announced on July 18), will be recognized during the awards luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 26, at AAPA’s 104th Annual Convention and Exposition in New Orleans, which runs Nov. 23-26 and is being hosted by the Port of New Orleans.
“We appreciate every entrant and congratulate every winner in this year’s AAPA awards programs—Environmental Improvement, Information Technology, and Communications – for investing the time to share their work, get peer review from the judges and highlight best practices and lessons learned,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and CEO. “When port authorities work with their many audiences, including their communities, business leaders and policymakers, to develop projects like the ones entered into these competitions, they’re better able to demonstrate their tremendous value as drivers of economic development, environmental enhancement and job creation.”
Since 1973, AAPA’s Environmental Improvement Awards program has recognized activities which benefit the environment at its member ports. This year’s awards program had winners in three of the four project entry categories: 1) Environmental Enhancement; 2) Mitigation; and 3) Comprehensive Environmental Management.