Village of Buffalo Grove and Two Employees Receive American Public Works Association Awards

Village-Johnson-Robinson APWA Awards Group PictureThe Village of Buffalo Grove and two of its employees were recently honored with awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA), Chicago Metro Chapter, Lake Branch.

The APWA Awards Program highlights outstanding work completed by individuals, groups and chapters, all of which represent high level achievements in the area of public works.

Buffalo Grove Civil Engineer II Kyle Johnson received the Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award for his commitment to the profession. Individuals who have demonstrated leadership qualities and shown the potential for future growth within the APWA are honored in this category. Johnson has worked for the Village of Buffalo Grove since 2014 and has been in the public works industry for the last 11 years.

Purchasing Manager Brett Robinson, who has been an employee of the Village since June of 1986, was the recipient of the Samuel A. Greeley Award. This honor recognizes individuals who have served 30 or more years at a local public agency. Individuals who receive this award also must have been an APWA member for a minimum of 15 years.

The Village of Buffalo Grove was also recognized, for Project of the Year - Environment Less than $5M Award for the Buffalo Creek Streambank Restoration. This project utilized structural and bio-technical systems to improve the natural habitat and water quality in Buffalo Creek, and to stabilize the corridor. This national award is given to publicly owned, developed and maintained infrastructure projects that represent strong partnerships between managing agencies, contractors and consultants.

The APWA is an international professional and educational organization that is devoted to providing the highest quality public works services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. To learn more about the APWA and their awards program, visit