Civil Engineering Lead Chase Welborn, PE received the Oregon Chapter American Public Works Association (APWA OR) Communications Award for his involvement in the 2020 Fall Virtual Conference. Like many other organizations, APWA OR had to transition their annual Fall Conference to a virtual format due to COVID-19 precautions. As an APWA OR Board Member/Director, Chase was heavily involved in the discussion on how to approach the conference and ended up in a position to co-lead the conference planning and execution.
Chase and his conference committee co-lead, Kaaren Hofmann, were recognized on October 22, 2020, during the (virtual) APWA OR Awards event.
“Chase Welborn and Kaaren Hofmann have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 era. Chase and Kaaren were instrumental in the creation of a virtual 2020 fall conference for the Oregon Chapter of the APWA, putting in a lot of their own time and effort. For these reasons, the Oregon Chapter recognized Chase and Kaaren by bestowing on them the 2020 Communication (Bulldog) Award. “
Congratulations to Chase and all the other 2020 Communications Award recipients!