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By Miriam Raftery

April 23, 2019 (El Cajon) – El Cajon has received projects awards from  the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Public Works Association (APWA).   The new animal shelter was honored by all three organizations.  Other projects honored including Stony’s Neighborhood Park improvements, sewer and traffic light projects. City Manager Graham Mitchell advised the City Council and Mayor that the city has received the following awards:

Construction Management Association of America:

El Cajon Animal Shelter - 2019 Project Achievement Award (Public Works Less than $15M)

American Society of Civil Engineers:

El Cajon Animal Shelter – Outstanding Project Winner (Sustainable)

Stoney’s Neighborhood Park Improvements – Outstanding Project Winner (Small Project)

El Cajon Valley HS Traffic Signal Installation – Award of Excellence (Transportation)

Johnson Avenue Sewer Interceptor – Award of Merit (Water)

American Public Works Association (APWA):

El Cajon Animal Shelter

Johnson Avenue Sewer

Both of these projects are 2019 Honor Awards and are automatically considered for the Outstanding Project of the Year Award to be announced in the Fall.

“These projects are great examples of City Council vision and great execution by staff,” says Mitchell. “At a future City Council meeting, we will do a presentation about these awards so the public can see the success of the City.  We plan to do some social media posts about these as well.”