By Mark Lyons, CAPP

Have you ever thought that it would be really nice if the Award of Excellence (AOE) program felt more achievable? Or, what about if there were more winners? Then say no more. Your wish has come true!

Over the past several months, the committee that oversees the AOE program has reconstituted the rules to do just that. In 2022, why not take advantage of the updated program regulations and submit an entry for award that:

  • Allows for multiple winners in a category.
  • Causes less stress about writing a dissertation on each project that is submitted.
  • Allows for smaller-scale projects to compete more equitably against larger, highly financed programs with big profiles.
  • Recognizes not only projects that are a part of larger national programs, but also appreciates projects that impact local and regional operations.

The updated AOE program has a place for just about everyone’s project, regardless its size or cost. The changes made this year will level the playing field and hopefully provide more encouragement to participate.  Your organization, large or small, deserves recognition for the efforts and successes through the past year. So, the evaluation committee and everyone at IPMI is encouraging you. Don’t be daunted by the idea of submitting your project. We are here to help and to engage your story.

What are you waiting for? Click here to begin your application today.

Mark Lyons, CAPP, is division manager of parking and mobility at the City of Sarasota, Fla., and a member of IPMI’s Board of Directors.