The Spencer Harris Awards


Congratulations to all our Winners!

Every year, the City recognizes those Public Works employees who have gone above and beyond in service to the City with the Spencer Harris Awards. This year's 32nd annual City of College Park Spencer Harris Award Ceremony and Breakfast was held on January 30. The awards ceremony also recognizes the years of safe driving by City staff.


The Spencer Harris Award was established on May 10, 1988 by the Mayor and Council. It was named after a Public Works dispatcher who brought excellence to his position and dedicated almost twenty years to the Department. Throughout his years with us, Spencer received numerous awards for outstanding service and letters of appreciation from the public.


To earn this coveted award, a Department of Public Works employee must be nominated by his/her peers and rate highly in honesty, diligence, respect, flexibility, dedication, reliability, leadership and initiative.

2019 Spencer Harris Award Recipient:

Congratulations to David K.

Safe Driving Awards:

Driving awards are given to employees across City departments.

NON-CDL: CDL:

Carlos P................. 1 year Randy S.................... 1 year

Sam B.................... 1 year James E................... 2 years

Deena F................. 1 year George M................ 5 years

Deborah M.......... 7 years David C.....................6 years

Morris R................. 9 years Richard C................12 years

Tom B..................... 10 years

David C.................. 15 years

Charles R...............18 years

Willeva E............... 20 years

Derek D................. 21 years

Other Category Winners:

  • SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Arturo L.
  • MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD: Vincent C.
  • DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD: Thomas B.
  • QUALITY CONTROL RECOGNITION AWARD: Rodney H.

Work Crew Recognition Award:

The 2019 Work Crew Recognition Award is presented to the following employees who volunteered to work at the 2019 College Park Day: Ray G., Nick H., Tim P., Richard C., Janet M., Kevin W., Corey H., Willie L., Demetrio S., and Prao J.