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.
Submit your nomination to the Awards Committee
You are invited to make nominations for any of these awards. 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, 2017.
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.
- 2017 Jeff Dierking, California State University, Sacramento
- 2016 Alex Israel, VP & GM of Parking, INRIX
- 2015 Carmen Gachupin, California State University, LA
- 2014 Jackie Rocco
- 2013 Duane Hicks, UC Davis, UC Davis Medical Center
- 2012 Ron Fleming, Director of Transportation and Distribution Services (T&DS) at the University of California, Irvine
- 2012 Dan Mitchell, Senior Transportation Engineer for the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
- 2011 Freddy Orozco, Assistant to the Senior Director, University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) California State University, Sacramento
- 2010 Frank Ching, City of Santa Monica
- 2009 Shawn McCormick, Beverly Hills
- 2008 Marlene Cramer, Cal Poly SLO
- 2007 Robert Horch, City of San Luis Obispo
- 2005 Nancy Fox, Sacramento State University
- 2004 Nancy Galicinao, City of Anaheim
- 2003 Cindy Campbell, Cal Poly SLO
- 2002 Don (Korotsky) Norte, West Hollywood
- 2001 Joe Ferrer, CSU Fullerton
- 2000 Kaye Beechum, City of LA
- 1997 Terry Fourgere, DMV
- 1996 Bill Hurrell, Wilbur Smith & Associates
- 1996 Bill Gallegher, City of Santa Rosa
- 1995 Toby Fox, City of West Hollywood
- 1994 Mark Morgan, City of Sacramento
- 1993 Tim Yaryan, CPPA Lobbyist
- 1992 Kevin Hagerty, City of San Francisco
- 1991 Jay Carsman, City of LA
- 1990 Mary Houghton, Phoenix Group
- 1989 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.
- 2017 Senators Benjamin Allen, Robert Hertzerg, and Jerry Hill
- 2016 Bill Quirk, Assembly Member
- 2013 Bonnie Lowenthal
- 2012 Mike eng, Assembly Member
- 2011 Fiona Ma, Assembly Member, District 12
- 2010 Steven Bradford, Assembly Member, District 51, Inglewood
- 2009 Mike Eng, Monterey Park
- 2007 Mark Leno
- 2006 Fran Pavley, Assembly Member
- 2004 Dario Frommer, Assembly Member
- 1995 Diane Martine, Assembly Member, District 49
- 1993 Bob Epple
- 1990 Senator Kopp
- 1990 Roybel-Allard, Assembly Member
- 1988 Senator Allan Robbins
- 1988 Robert Frazee, Assembly Member
- 1987 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.
- 2017 Fully Automated Parking Garage, City of West Hollywood
- 2016 SacPark®, City of Sacramento
- 2015 Transportation, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2014 LA Express Park,
- 2013 SF Park, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA),
- 2012 City of San Jose Business Incentive Program,
- 2011 City of Santa Monica, The city has a dynamic and comprehensive parking program that supports residents, local visitors, merchants and tourists alike.
- 2010 Parking and Transportation Service at the University of California, Irvine (UCI),
- 2009 CSU, Stanislaus (CSUS),
- 2008 City of Redwood City,
- 2007 Fresno State Green Parking Lot,
- 2004 City of Fresno, Parking Services Division,
- 2003 Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula,
- 2002 Cal Poly Pomona, Parking Program Video,
- 2001 City of Sacramento,
- 1998 City of Capitola,
- 1997 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.
- 2017 Luke Morse, City of Santa Rosa
- 2016 Joseph Young, UC Riverside
- 2016 Hortencia Martinez, City of Sacramento
- 2015 George Aguilar, University of California, Riverside
- 2015 Sharon Cramer, City of Sacramento
- 2015 Cynthia Wade, University of California, San Diego
- 2015 Jayme Hunter, California State University, Sacramento
- 2015 Alfredo (Freddy) Orozco, California State University, Sacramento
- 2014 Kelly Walton,
- 2014 David Williams,
- 2013 Sabrina Cheng, City of Santa Monica
- 2013 Kim Eger, City of Sacramento
- 2011 Ramon Zavala, Employee Transportation Coordinator - University of California, Irvine
- 2011 Michael Beaubien, Equipment Technician - University Police Department Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- 2010 Sonya Radzuik, Parking Control Supervisor, City of Westminster
- 2009 Dennis Sotomayor, CSU, LA
- 2008 Charlotte Jackman, City of Beverly Hills
- 2007 Wendy Lang, DMV
- 2006 Ersin Kivilcim, Phoenix Group
- 2006 Dave Rotenberg, Phoenix Group
- 2005 Jeff LeQuesne, City of San Luis Obispo
- 2004 Katherine Daniel, Sacramento Sherriffs Office
- 2003 Diana Gutierrez, City of Bell Gardens
- 2002 Elaine Miller, DMV
- 2001 Stephanie Wheaton, DMV
- 1996 Paul Vasquez, LA Sheriff
The Presidents Award
- 2017 Wayne Dalton
- 2017 Julie Rosenberg
- 2016 Kelly Walton, DMV
- 2016 Glen Mossman, Pacific Parking
- 2016 Wayne Dalton, City of Monterey
- 2015 Cindy Campbell
- 2015 Kirk Strassman
- 2014 Yael Oved
- 2014 Bill Hurrell
- 2013 Robert Horch, City of San Luis Obispo
- 2012 Howard Chan, City of Sacramento
- 2012 Mary Houghton, Vice President, Phoenix Group