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2019 Malcolm Yancey Award Winner

Bryan Lantz - Florida Power & Light

2020 John J. Farkas Award Winner

Chris Stermer - WGI

Coordination through Cooperation

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MALCOLM YANCEY AWARD HISTORY & CRITERIA: 

Malcolm Yancey was a Civil Engineer that started with the State Road Department in 1919 as an Inspector. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering while attending the University of Florida, and he rose through the ranks to District Engineer. Then he served 12 years as City Manager of Tallahassee, before returning to the State Road Department as Engineer Right-of-Way. He retired with 48 (forty eight) years of public service. ​Mr. Malcolm Yancey was very active in the American Right-of-Way Association, as well as, the Florida Utility Coordinating Committee. He was one of the men responsible for the close cooperation between the utilities and the Department of Transportation that exists today.


The by-laws of the Florida Utilities Coordinating Committee authorizes this award and states this is the most prestigious award presented by the Florida Utilities Coordinating Committee, and is subject to the following:

  1. The recipient must receive the unanimous approval of the Awards/Nominations Subcommittee. 
  2. The recipient must have been an active member of the Florida Utilities Coordinating Committee for at least five years. 
  3. Must have provided outstanding leadership during the previous years and the year under consideration.  
  4. This award may not be awarded more than once during a two year period.

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​PREVIOUS MALCOLM YANCEY AWARD WINNERS

Past Malcolm Yancy Award Recipients

2010  David Kuhlman, FP&L

2008  Dennis Black, Bright House Networks

2006  Art Gilmore, Progress Energy

2004  Ed Garcia, FP&L Transmission

2002  Rocky DiPrimo, FDOT District 4

2000  Arlene Brown, Tampa Electric

1998  Thomas Duggar, Sprint/Embarq

1996  Dennis LaBelle, M&T Consultants

1994  John Farkas, BellSouth

1992  Bill Garrett, JEA

1988  Ken Brown, TECO

​1986 Ted Carlson, FP&L


JOHN J. FARKAS AWARD HISTORY & CRITERIA:

John Farkas was an Electrical Engineer with Bell South. As a Support Manager with Bell South, he promoted liaison between utilities and governmental agencies. He was seen as  "Bridge Builder" between utilities. He was a bilingual employee who understood all aspects of communication and was a firm believer in the four C's of Liaison: Coordination, Communication, Cooperation and Commitment. 


The by-laws of the Florida Utilities Coordinating Committee authorizes this award and states the award is presented to a member who demonstrates commitment to the betterment of utility coordination through actions and leadership, and is subject to the following: 

  1. The recipient of this award must receive approval by a majority vote of the Awards/Nominations Subcommittee. 
  2. The recipient must also receive the approval of the Chairperson.


PREVIOUS JOHN J. FARKAS AWARD WINNERS

John J. Farkas Award

Malcolm Yancey Award

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