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The CMPA has established an awards program to recognize those individuals and organizations who have made a special contribution to advance the professional image and practice of public parking in California. The awards program is designed to allow the CMPA membership to have direct involvement in the awards process.



You are invited to make nominations for any of these awards. The Committee will review the nomination and select the most deserving candidates for each award. Their recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for their final review and approval. The awards will be presented at the CMPA Annual Conference and Workshop. Deadline to submit September 30, 2022.


The following types of awards are available for award each year.

This award was introduced in 1988 and it was adopted by the Board of Directors at that time and will continue to be awarded. The criteria is as follows:

  1. The person nominated should be a member in good standing of the CMPA.
  2. The nominee can hold any position related to the Parking Industry in either the public or private sector.
  3. The nominee has demonstrated excellence through significant and outstanding achievements in one or more of the following categories
    • Creativity and Innovation - i.e. solution to a problem, creation of a new product, design of a new system.
    • Contributions - i.e. to individual institutions, to the CMPA, to the parking industry.
    • Demonstration of Dedication to the parking industry by increasing the visibility and promoting the image of the parking profession.

This award should be given to a legislator responsible for sponsoring parking legislation supported or sponsored by the CMPA. It should be awarded only in years when significant new parking legislation has been passed.

This award is intended to be given to a public agency involved in parking that institutes a new, innovative parking program or has an existing program that is somehow exemplary. The following criteria should be applied in determining the suitability of a nominee for this award:

  1. The nominee must be a public agency or institution in California such as a city, county, a university, college, hospital/medical center or airport.
  2. The nominee need not be a member of the CMPA.
  3. The nominee must have implemented a parking related program which is:
    • Innovative - The program must have features or involve practices or techniques which are new to the California public parking industry.
    • Applicable - The program must be applicable to other agencies or institutions.
    • Effective - The program must be shown to be effective in terms of its performance in terms of costs, use of personnel and equipment, and public perception.

This award is to be given to persons in non-management parking positions who demonstrate performance of their job in a way that goes beyond normal expectations. Several of these could be given each year. The following criteria should govern the determination of the eligibility of a candidate for this award:

  1. The nominee must be an employee in a parking related non-management position of a public parking agency or institution in California. The employee can either be a direct employee of the public agency or an employee of a contractor working for a public parking agency.
  2. The nominee need not be a member of the CMPA, but the nominee’s employer must be a member in good standing.
  3. The nominee must have demonstrated the following attributes in the performance of their job:
    • Dedication - A willingness to perform tasks or functions that provide service to the public which goes beyond the defined requirements of the job. This could be a one-time act, such as assisting in an emergency, or an exemplary continual practice such as extending courtesy or assistance beyond that considered as part of the job.
    • Contribution - The employee’s actions should serve to improve the public image of public parking and/or to advance the practices or technologies used in public parking operations.

This award is given by CMPA President






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