By Justin Grunert, MSM

Thanks to all who submitted multiple individuals and projects for IPMI’s 2020 awards programs and to all of our volunteer awards committee members for their hard work and hours of review. We enjoyed a record number of entries for our revamped Award of Excellence categories, Professional Excellence Award, and Marketing Awards.

I’ll be honest–when we decided to revamp, there were some concerns about the changes. Would it scare people? Thank you for embracing the changes and participating en masse.

This year’s IPMI Awards and Recognition Ceremony will be held on June 3, 2020, during the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo. We invite everyone to come to celebrate our award winners during and after the ceremony, and we hope it will inspire you to nominate a person or project that goes above and beyond for next year’s awards. If you are not able to join us, IPMI will honor the individuals and projects on our website and in the June edition of Parking & Mobility magazine.

IPMI’s call for 2021 Awards submissions will open this fall. I challenge everyone to start thinking about a project, person, or program that could be nominated. Is the project new or unique? Does the project promote innovations? Does the person go above and beyond everyday actions? Do they deserve to be spotlighted for their contribution to the organization? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider nominating the individual or project for next year’s awards program.

See you in San Antonio!

Justin Grunert, MSM, is IPMI’s LMS and training coordinator.