Transportation employee honored at state awards ceremony 

Road Maintenance Manager Jeremy Ferguson was recently honored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington State Chapter for his achievements in the public works profession. The Night of Excellence conference recognizes individuals for personal and team accomplishments. 

First, Jeremy received the June Rosentreter Spence Award, which recognizes efforts to recruit individuals into the public works field, especially those historically underrepresented such as women, minorities, and people with disabilities. His recognition for this award can be viewed in this video. Jeremy was also a co-recipient of the APWA Committee in Action Award for his work on the Diversity Committee. This award recognizes a committee that provides exceptional value to the American Public Works Association membership and public works professionals by developing educational opportunities that foster understanding, awareness, and involvement for diversity. 

The APWA described Jeremy as “a true leader in promoting diversity and inclusion, not only within APWA but within King County and the community. He has been a work-horse for the Diversity Committee giving presentations, and taking other actions to engage conference attendees in diversity.”

Pictured at left: From left to right APWA WA President Scott Egger, King County’s Jeremy Ferguson, and former APWA WA President Kirk Holmes. Pictured below: Jeremy with coworkers and out in the field.