Outstanding Overall Achievement for a TMA MPO
AMPO honors the efforts of a TMA MPO that has successfully advanced and promoted metropolitan transportation planning.
Outstanding Overall Achievement for a non-TMA MPO
AMPO honors the efforts of a non-TMA MPO that has successfully advanced and promoted metropolitan transportation planning.
Excellence in MPO Coordination & Partnership
AMPO honors outstanding efforts in coordination and partnership, recognizing strong collaborative projects and practices among MPOs, transit agencies, state DOTs, etc.
Outstanding Elected Official Leadership
AMPO honors outstanding efforts in transportation planning and leadership of an elected official who has served as a champion for their community and has successfully advanced or promoted transportation planning in the public arena. Any member of an MPO Policy Board is eligible to be nominated for this Award.
Excellence in MPO Staff Achievement
AMPO recognizes achievement in MPO staff leadership and distinguished contributions to the MPO region. This award is given to an MPO staff member who has demonstrated strong leadership within their agency and through their work in transportation planning has made significant contributions to the region.
The Ronald F. Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron will be remembered as a leading expert in transportation planning and a key figure in the MPO community. The Ronald F. Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award honors the contributions and advancements that Ron made to transportation planning. With this award, AMPO honors outstanding efforts in transportation planning and leadership from an individual who has served as a champion of transportation planning and advanced or promoted the practice, not only within his or her local community, but throughout the greater MPO community. Any member/former member of an MPO staff is eligible to be nominated for this Award. Please note that while all nominations will be carefully and thoughtfully reviewed, given the prestige and meaning of this Award it is not necessarily bestowed annually.
Please note that in some cases the AMPO Awards Committee may consider awarding honorable mentions for the categories of Outstanding Overall Achievement for a TMA MPO, Outstanding Overall Achievement for a non-TMA MPO, and Excellence in MPO Coordination & Partnership.