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The American Public Works Association (APWA) has selected Roy Robinson, program coordinator for the Engineering, Utilities and Public Works Training Institute, as the recipient of the national Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education. The award will be presented to Robinson in San Diego on Aug. 25.

Robinson has been coordinator for the “Public Works: Preparing for and Responding to Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)” course since its inception, and has brought the program to national recognition.

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Donald C. Stone, founder of the APWA, to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement of individuals assisting in the areas of continuing and graduate professional education for public works professionals.

APWA is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works, goods and services. APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with 67 chapters throughout North America. APWA’s 26,000 members design, build, operate, manage, administer and maintain transportation, water supply, sewage and refuse disposal systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities.

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