The CPPA has established an awards program to recognize those individuals and organizations who have made a special contribution to advance the professional image and practice of public parking in California. The awards program is designed to allow the CPPA membership to have direct involvement in the awards process.
You are invited to make nominations for any of these awards. Click here to submit your nomination to the Awards Committee. The Committee will review the nomination and select the most deserving candidates for each award. Their recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for their final review and approval. The awards will be presented at the CPPA Annual Conference and Workshop. Deadline to submit is August 31.
The following types of awards are available for award each year.
The Parking Professional of the Year Award
This award was introduced in 1988 and it was adopted by the Board of Directors at that time and will continue to be awarded. The criteria is as follows:
- The person nominated should be a member in good standing of the CPPA.
- The nominee can hold any position related to the Parking Industry in either the public or private sector.
- The nominee has demonstrated excellence through significant and outstanding achievements in one or more of the following categories
- Creativity and Innovation - i.e. solution to a problem, creation of a new product, design of a new system.
- Contributions - i.e. to individual institutions, to the CPPA, to the parking industry.
- Demonstration of Dedication to the parking industry by increasing the visibility and promoting the image of the parking profession.
- Jackie Rocco,
- Duane Hicks, UC Davis, UC Davis Medical Center
- Ron Fleming, Director of Transportation and Distribution Services (T&DS) at the University of California, Irvine
- Dan Mitchell, Senior Transportation Engineer for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
- Freddy Orozco, Assistant to the Senior Director, University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) California State University, Sacramento
- Frank Ching, City of Santa Monica
- Shawn McCormick, Beverly Hills
- Marlene Cramer, Cal Poly SLO
- Robert Horch, City of San Luis Obispo
- Nancy Fox, Sacramento State University
- Nancy Galicinao, City of Anaheim
- Cindy Campbell, Cal Poly SLO
- Don (Korotsky) Norte, West Hollywood
- Joe Ferrer, CSU Fullerton
- Kaye Beechum, City of LA
- Terry Fourgere, DMV
- Bill Hurrell, Wilbur Smith & Associates
- Bill Gallegher, City of Santa Rosa
- Toby Fox, City of West Hollywood
- Mark Morgan, City of Sacramento
- Tim Yaryan, CPPA Lobbyist
- Kevin Hagerty, City of San Francisco
- Jay Carsman, City of LA
- Mary Houghton, Phoenix Group
- Marchal Reeves, City of Monterey
The Legislator of the Year Award
This award should be given to a legislator responsible for sponsoring parking legislation supported or sponsored by the CPPA. It should be awarded only in years when significant new parking legislation has been passed.
- Bonnie Lowenthal,
- Mike eng, Assembly Member
- Fiona Ma, Assembly Member, District 12
- Steven Bradford, Assembly Member, District 51, Inglewood
- Mike Eng, Monterey Park
- Mark Leno,
- Fran Pavley, Assembly Member
- Dario Frommer, Assembly Member
- Diane Martine, Assembly Member, District 49
- Bob Epple,
- Senator Kopp,
- Roybel-Allard, Assembly Member
- Senator Allan Robbins,
- Robert Frazee, Assembly Member
- Senator Robert Beverly,
The Public Parking Program of the Year Award
This award is intended to be given to a public agency involved in parking that institutes a new, innovative parking program or has an existing program that is somehow exemplary. The following criteria should be applied in determining the suitability of a nominee for this award:
- The nominee must be a public agency or institution in California such as a city, county, a university, college, hospital/medical center or airport.
- The nominee need not be a member of the CPPA.
- The nominee must have implemented a parking related program which is:
- Innovative - The program must have features or involve practices or techniques which are new to the California public parking industry.
- Applicable - The program must be applicable to other agencies or institutions.
- Effective - The program must be shown to be effective in terms of its performance in terms of costs, use of personnel and equipment, and public perception.
- LA Express Park,
- SF Park, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA),
- City of San Jose Business Incentive Program,
- City of Santa Monica, The city has a dynamic and comprehensive parking program that supports residents, local visitors, merchants and tourists alike.
- Parking and Transportation Service at the University of California, Irvine (UCI),
- CSU, Stanislaus (CSUS),
- City of Redwood City,
- Fresno State Green Parking Lot,
- City of Fresno, Parking Services Division,
- Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula,
- Cal Poly Pomona, Parking Program Video,
- City of Sacramento,
- City of Capitola,
- UC Berkeley AC Transit Class Pass Program,
The Parking Professional Merit Award
This award is to be given to persons in non-management parking positions who demonstrate performance of their job in a way that goes beyond normal expectations. Several of these could be given each year. The following criteria should govern the determination of the eligibility of a candidate for this award:
- The nominee must be an employee in a parking related non-management position of a public parking agency or institution in California. The employee can either be a direct employee of the public agency or an employee of a contractor working for a public parking agency.
- The nominee need not be a member of the CPPA, but the nominee’s employer must be a member in good standing.
- The nominee must have demonstrated the following attributes in the performance of their job:
- Dedication - A willingness to perform tasks or functions that provide service to the public which goes beyond the defined requirements of the job. This could be a one-time act, such as assisting in an emergency, or an exemplary continual practice such as extending courtesy or assistance beyond that considered as part of the job.
- Contribution - The employee’s actions should serve to improve the public image of public parking and/or to advance the practices or technologies used in public parking operations.
- Kelly Walton,
- David Williams,
- Sabrina Cheng, City of Santa Monica
- Kim Eger, City of Sacramento
- Ramon Zavala, Employee Transportation Coordinator - University of California, Irvine
- Michael Beaubien, Equipment Technician - University Police Department Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Sonya Radzuik, Parking Control Supervisor, City of Westminster
- Dennis Sotomayor, CSU, LA
- Charlotte Jackman, City of Beverly Hills
- Wendy Lang, DMV
- Ersin Kivilcim, Phoenix Group
- Dave Rotenberg, Phoenix Group
- Jeff LeQuesne, City of San Luis Obispo
- Katherine Daniel, Sacramento Sherriffs Office
- Diana Gutierrez, City of Bell Gardens
- Elaine Miller, DMV
- Stephanie Wheaton, DMV
- Paul Vasquez, LA Sheriff
The Presidents Award
- Yael Oved,
- Bill Hurrell,
- Robert Horch, City of San Luis Obispo
- Mary Houghton, Vice President, Phoenix Group
- Howard Chan, City of Sacramento