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County Public Improvement Awards

2023 County Public Improvement Awards

Have your project recognized! Apply today for the annual ACEC of Kansas Public Improvement Awards (PIA)!

This will be the 62nd year the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas (ACEC of Kansas) has sponsored these competitions.

ACEC of Kansas presents Public Improvement Awards every year in several population categories for both Kansas cities and counties. Created in 1962, these Public Improvement Awards DO NOT recognize engineering projects for their engineering excellence. Judges rate the entries based on their benefit to the citizens of the community.

Public Improvement Awards offer both cities and counties an excellent opportunity to gain well-deserved recognition for their public improvement projects. City entries that win PIAs receive engraved plaques at the Kansas Association of City/County Managers Conference, while winning county entries are awarded plaques at the Kansas Association of Counties Annual Meeting Luncheon. 

In keeping with our mission to promote the use of Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) in selection of professional design services, entries must have been procured using a pure QBS system.  Any requirement to submit costs or hours (actual or estimated) prior to final selection will render a project ineligible.  A copy of the original project request for qualifications must be submitted with the application.  If hired directly under a sole source relationship, please indicate this in lieu of the copy of the request for qualifications.

First place awards will be presented to a county with a population less than 10,000, and a county with a population greater than 10,000. 

Awards presentation will take place on December 6, 2023 at the KAC Annual Business Meeting in conjunction with the 48th Annual Kansas Association of Counties Conference & Exposition, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita / Century II Convention Center in Wichita - Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Remember, this is not an engineering excellence award. Of most importance to the judges is how the project benefits citizens of the community.

If you have any questions please contact (785-357-1824). We look forward to your project entry!

Application Form and submission of project must be emailed to the ACEC of Kanas office

at and must be sent before the close of business on Friday, October 13, 2023.

2023 County Public Improvement Awards Application

2023 County Public Improvement Awards Brochure

ACEC of Kansas
825 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 500, Topeka, KS  66612
(785) 357-1824

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