|APBP Annual Award Winners|
APBP 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award and Professional-of-the-Year Awards
Barbara McCann, Lifetime Achievement
Dan Goodman, Professional of the Year - Public Sector
Ryan Johnson, Professional of the Year - Private Sector
Tamika Butler, Professional of the Year - Non-Profit Sector
Carlos Hernandez, Young Professional of the Year
APBP is pleased to announce our 2016 award winners, honoring excellence in the profession. Four Professional of the Year awards and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award were presented at the APBP annual meeting at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference in Vancouver on September 12, 2016.
Barbara McCann, Director, Office of Safety, Energy and Environment for the U.S. Department of Transportation is the 2016 APBP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Barbara founded the National Complete Streets Coalition and oversaw its rise to win successful policy victories in states and cities across the country. Barbara is truly passionate about making streets livable and her skill in advocacy and coalition-building will be recognized by many generations to come. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made a substantial commitment to the profession and who have shown excellence in the field of bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, advocacy, and/or education.
The APBP Professional of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of four pedestrian and bicycle professionals made during the 12-month period between the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2016—one private sector professional, one public sector professional, one nonprofit sector professional and one young professional under the age of 30.
The 2016 Professional of the Year-Private Sector goes to Ryan Johnson, Senior Planner for Alta Planning + Design. Ryan has successfully managed large planning projects throughout Southern California and is the co-founder of APBP SoCal. He makes himself indispensable to the causes to which he dedicates his time (Young Professionals in Transportation, the Los Angeles Pedestrian Advisory Committee, CicLAvia, and as an active certified League Cycling Instructor teaching urban cycling courses).
The 2016 Professional of the Year-Public Sector goes to Dan Goodman. Dan works for the Federal Highway Administration in the Office of Human Environment, Livability Team. He served a pivotal role in updating key policies and developing critical guidelines for walking and bicycling in the U.S. Dan has led the development of several key documents and has contributed to critical changes to public policy related to walking and bicycling.
Tamika Butler receives the 2016 Professional of the Year-Nonprofit Sector for her bold and effective leadership in Los Angeles County to build a more inclusive movement at the local, state, and national level. Tamika serves as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and, under her leadership, LACBC led a diverse coalition to fight for LA’s Mobility Plan 2035, which the Alliance for Biking and Walking recognized as the 2016 Winning Campaign of the Year.
APBP’s 2016 Young Professional of the Year is Carlos Hernandez, Bike Share Program Coordinator for the City of Oakland, CA. Carlos has developed and executed the framework for an equitable and inclusive bike share program in Oakland. He was instrumental in identifying best practices for an equitable bike share program and negotiating with both the vendor and funding agencies to incorporate geographic equity for the siting of stations, intensive community outreach in the low-income areas of Oakland, and reduced low-income rates for annual and monthly memberships.
Please join us in congratulating these accomplished professionals. We thank all our members who participated in the awards nomination process, and our award selection panel (Sarah Fine, Cara Seiderman, and Kyle Wagenschutz).
The APBP Awards program began in 2000 with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards for Public and Private Sector Professionals of the Year were added in 2007; the Young Professional of the Year award was added in 2009.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial commitment to the profession during his or her lifetime and who has shown excellence in the field of bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, advocacy, and/or education. The award distinguishes those whose vision and determination have made their communities better places to bicycle and walk and who inspire the rest of us. This award is open to both APBP members and non-members who have contributed to our profession. A person may be nominated posthumously, after retirement, or while still working in the field.
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
The Professional of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of pedestrian and bicycle professionals made during the preceding 12-month period. Separate awards acknowledge professionals working in the public sector, private practice, and those under age 30. These awards are open to APBP members only.
Professional of the Year Awards recognize those who in the past 12 months have accomplished some or all of the following:
• Initiated, advanced, and/or published innovative research
• Brought about institutional change to increase the quality and amount of pedestrian and/or bicycle improvements
• Advanced the professional knowledge of others
• Been active or involved in other organizations to share and expand the knowledge base of both
• Advanced the perception of the profession in the eyes of the public
• Published or presented innovative research
• Produced high quality plans and designs
• Provided educational and training opportunities for new and existing professionals
• Helped to expand the quality of employment opportunities in the field
• Volunteered his or her time in the field.
The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes a person under age 30, in either the public or private sector, whose leadership and accomplishments distinguish her from her cohort.