APWA Award

February 25, 2022

Tim Flanagan
(L to R) Guy Petraborg, Mike Niccum, Tim Flanagan, Tim Brownell. We’ll have what they’re having; a great time!


The Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) showed their appreciation of Tim Flanagan’s work at its General Meeting this week. The APWA’s Awards Committee and Board of Directors recognized Tim for his involvement with an extensive range of public works projects that greatly influence the community and continue positively impacting the environment.

Philip Edwards, Award Director, wrote in a letter to Tim, “Your support over the years of the Monterey Bay Chapter of APWA has been especially commendable and appreciated. We are pleased to recognize your outstanding work.”

Flanagan recognized the value of sustainable waste management long before others in the industry and played a key role in developing a pilot anaerobic digestion facility, which processes food waste and other organics into energy. This facility was the first in California to process organics from the municipal solid waste stream.

As the General Manager of the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD), he acted as a leader in sustainable solid waste management and resource recovery. The Solid Waste Association of North America recognizes his work and the MRWMD as one of the “Best Solid Waste Systems in North America.”

In 2021, Flanagan initiated the partnership with the Veteran’s Transition Center of Monterey County with The Last Chance Mercantile. This public/non-profit partnership that Flanagan helped create has the benefit of providing stable jobs for our Veterans in transition and the reuse of recovered items instead of landfilling them.

Tim Flanagan continues making significant contributions in North America and globally. He does so as an SCS employee-owner. The award-winning environmental consulting and engineering firm has a history of innovation – a perfect fit for Tim to continue advancing programs in the region and across the U.S.

SCS Engineers Senior Vice President Michelle Leonard said, “This is the expert you want advising you on how to collect, transport, valorize, recover, and reuse various types of waste in a manner that does not jeopardize the environment, human health, or future generations.”


We send our congratulations to Tim with thanks to MRWMD and APWA!


Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am