Awards

Kaneen is proud of winning awards as a communications firm and as part of a project team. We’re also fiercely competitive when it comes to creating award submittals for our clients, so they garner local, state and national recognition.

2021

US Water Alliance 2021 Outstanding Public Sector Organization of the Year - Tucson Water/City of Tucson

Arizona Water Association 2021 Water Reuse Project of the Year - City of Tucson/Tucson Water Southeast Houghton Area Recharge Project (SHARP)

2021 American Public Works Association (APWA)/Arizona Chapter Transportation Project of the Year $5-$25 million - La Cholla Boulevard: Overton Road to Tangerine Road

The American Council of Engineering (ACEC) Companies Engineering Excellence Award/2021 Honor Award - Grand Canyon National Park Airport Drainage Master Plan & Water Use Study – Dibble Engineering

2020

Woman of Influence for PR/Marketing/Advertising Champion - Joan Landers, Kaneen Principal & VP Client Relations

PRSA Southern Arizona IMPACT Certificate of Excellence/Newsletters for Water Matters/Agua Informativo, City of Tucson/Tucson Water

The American Council of Engineering (ACEC) Companies Engineering Excellence Award/Judges’ Choice - Grand Canyon National Park Airport Drainage Master Plan & Water Use Study – Dibble Engineering

The American Council of Engineering (ACEC) Companies Engineering Excellence Award/Best Small Project Under $2.5 Million - Grand Canyon National Park Airport Drainage Master Plan & Water Use Study – Dibble Engineering

The American Council of Engineering (ACEC) Companies Engineering Excellence Award/Grand Award - Grand Canyon National Park Airport Drainage Master Plan & Water Use Study – Dibble Engineering

2019

APWA Arizona Professional Manager of the Year/Administrative Management – Amber Kerwin, Executive Management Advisor, Office of City Manager, City of Tucson

APWA National/Arizona/Southern Arizona Public Works Project of the Year Award – Tangerine Road, Dove Mountain Blvd to La Canada Dr., Town of Marana/Oro Valley/Pima County

APWA Southern Arizona Chapter/Public Works Project of the Year – Structures – Clearwell Reservoir Rehabilitation Project, Tucson Water/City of Tucson

APWA Southern Arizona Chapter/Manager of the Year/Water Resources – Sandy Elder, Deputy Director, Tucson Water

Arizona Forward Award of Distinction – Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, Tucson Water/City of Tucson

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award – Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, Tucson Water/City of Tucson

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award – Arizona Drought Contingency Plan Process – Tucson Water/City of Tucson

Build Arizona Award – Combs Construction: Grand Canal Phases I & II Project, City of Phoenix

PRSA Impact Award for Excellence/Media Placement Print – Kaneen Communications for Holualoa Pioneer Renovation Reveal

PRSA Impact Award for Excellence/Media Placement Broadcast – Kaneen Communications for Holualoa Pioneer Renovation Reveal

PRSA Impact Award for Excellence/Print – Kaneen Communications for Town of Sahuarita Public Works’ Quarterly Bill Insert

2018

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) – Sustainable Water Utility Management Award – Tucson Water/City of Tucson

AZ Water Association System Award – Tucson Water/City of Tucson

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award - Southeast Interceptor Sewer Augmentation Project, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department

Build Arizona Award – PAVECO: Butler Drive Improvement Project, Arizona Department of Transportation

Build Arizona Award – Combs Construction: City of Surprise Bullard Avenue Improvement Project, City of Surprise and the Arizona Department of Transportation

Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Award – PAVECO: Parker Bullhead SR95 & Aviation Way

 

2017

IFEA (International Festivals & Events Association) World Festival & Event City Award, City of Tucson

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award - Proposition 101/Invest in Tucson 2017, City of Tucson

Arizona Society of Professional Engineers – Michael Ortega, P.E. Southern Arizona 2017 Engineer of the Year, City Manager’s Office/City of Tucson

Build Arizona Awards – Combs Construction: City of Glendale – P-1 Parking Lot/91st Street & Maryland

2016

APWA Arizona Outstanding Public Works Employee, Jeff Biggs, Administrator, Tucson Water/City of Tucson

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award – Park Tucson: Collaborating to Promote Economic Development in Tucson’s Emerging Urban Center, City of Tucson

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award – South Rillito West Central Interceptor Rehabilitation Project, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department

Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards – Combs Construction: Why-Tucson (SR-86) Sells to Fresnal Segment

Aon Build America Award - Combs Construction: Why -Tucson Highway (SR86) Sells to Fresnal Segment

2015

Arizona Forward President’s Award for Environmental Excellence – Sun Link Streetcar, City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority  

PRSA 2015 Impact Award – Kaneen Communications’ “How to Ride” Public Education Campaign for Sun Link Streetcar, City of Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority

PRSA 2015 Impact Award – Kaneen Communications’ Sun Link Streetcar Launch/Special Events and Observances, City of Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority

Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award – Kino Parkway/22nd Street Grade-Separated Intersection Improvement Project

APWA Public Works Project of the Year – Pima County: Julian Wash Linear Park