Award Page - Distinguished Service

Distinguished Service Award


To recognize the importance of service to the community and people in general, while attaining a high professional standard of civil engineering conduct, accomplishment, and service, the Wisconsin Board of Directors on June 26, 1975, authorized the establishment of the Distinguished Service Award.

  1. This recognition is to be awarded annually to a member of the Wisconsin Section.

  2. The candidates will be judged on their attained community service record as well as their professional activities, as measured by:

    • Service to the community, both on an individual basis or as part of an organized group.

    • An established reputation for professional service.

    • Service to the advancement of the engineering profession.

  3. Nominations may be made by any member, technical committee, or branch of the Wisconsin Section.

  4. Nominations shall be presented in writing, PDF. The Awards Committee will furnish nomination forms, upon request, to any source of nomination.

  5. Nominations must be made (PDF emailed) to the Secretary on or before June 1 of each year for referral to the Jury of Judges. The Jury of Judges will submit its recommendations for the award to the Board of Directors for its decision. Presentation of the award will be made at the Annual Meeting of the Section. Publicity on the award shall be withheld until Board approval is obtained.

  6. A nominee not selected one year may be renominated in a subsequent year. At the discretion of the Jury of Judges, meritorious nominees, not selected in a given year, may be held over for consideration in the following year.

  7. The award, consisting of a plaque or framed certificate inscribed with the name of the recipient and the circumstances of the award, will be prepared by the Awards Committee.

To submit a nomination, complete the Distinguished Service Award nomination form and submit via email to the Section Secretary by June 1.