AAPA corporate members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration as AAPA’s 2022 Port Person(s) of the Year. Each year this prestigious award is given to an individual/s whose outstanding work has made a significant contribution to public ports and/or maritime commerce either internationally or within a particular country or region. Typically, nominees are not members of the public port community itself, but friends, allies, and ambassadors of ports. Congressman Peter DeFazio received the award in 2021, and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James was honored in 2020.
The formal criteria for eligibility, judging and submission can be found on the AAPA website. Please review the judging criteria and send at least one paragraph that describes why your nominee should receive the Port Person of the Year Award to Jen Wilk, Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing, no later than Friday, January 7, 2022. Selection of those receiving the honor for 2022 will be made by the AAPA Board.