In 2009, the Port of Seattle received a number of awards from outside professional organizations in recognition of outstanding achievements in construction and design, airport concessions, communications, financial reporting, budget presentation and environmental leadership.
Some of the awards include:
Airports Council International -North America Best “Green” Concessions Award This “Green” Concessions – This award recognizes innovative and outstanding airport concessions, but it is even more important as another example of Sea-Tac breaking new ground in the environmental arena and, thereby, providing leadership to the entire airport industry.
Airports Council International – North America 2009 Excellence in Marketing and Communications- Two Awards – 1st Place: Newsletters – Internal or Email; 2nd Place: Public Relations Campaigns. The “Excellence in Airport Marketing & Communications Contest” honors airport professionals in a variety of categories. ACI-NA honored Sea-Tac Airport with two awards this year (newsletters and public relations campaigns). The airport’s employee newsletter, BluePrint, took first place honors. This is the seventh time in the seven years that BluePrint has been entered in the competition and has been recognized by ACI-NA. The Public Relations Campaign award was given to recognize the Port’s proactive and successful response to the Miracle on the Hudson emergency landing, following the US Airways bird strike in January 2009. Although other airports nationwide shied away from talking about bird strike dangers, Sea-Tac Airport took the opportunity to educate local, regional, and national media about the potential dangers of bird strikes and the importance of wildlife management at airports.
Airport Revenue News (ARN) Best Overall Concessions ARN’s Best Overall Concessions Program in a Large Airport is the culmination of ten years of effort to transform Sea-Tac’s concessions from some of the most pedestrian in the country to what has now been recognized as the best in the nation. This award recognizes “all facets of program excellence: great customer service, attractive storefronts, good mix of shops, quality food services and overall high standards.” There were 24 airports nominated in this category.
Associated General Contractors 2009 Build Washington Award – The Terminal 91 Berth M – Reconstruction project was selected by AGC of Washington for the 2009 Build Washington Award in the Heavy/Industrial category.
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International – The AACEI recognized the Port of Seattle for Environmental Sustainability Initiatives and Fiscal Stewardship at Sea-Tac Airport.
International Association of Conference Centers GOLD TIER Award – Bell Harbor International Conference, a Port of Seattle property, earned the recognition of being in the GOLD TIER by IACC for its dedication to the Code of Sustainability initiatives.
King County’s Best Workplace for Recycling/Waste Reduction – 3rd year in a row King County’s Solid Waste Division named Sea-Tac Airport to its Best Workplaces for Recycling & Waste Reduction, one of 66 organizations to make the list. In 2009, the Airport implemented an Organics Recycling program to help airport concessions and administrative offices divert food waste, food-soiled paper, and other compostable material from landfills. The Organics Recycling program diverts fifteen tons of compostable airport waste each month from regional landfills, and saves thousands of dollars each year in avoided disposal fees.
Northwest Construction Consumer Council’s 2009 Distinguished Project Awards General Construction received NWCCC’s Patrick K. Lyneis Memorial Safety Excellence Award on behalf of the Port of Seattle, Terminal 30 Upgrade Project, for having the best safety performance.
2009 Plateau Customer Best Launch Award – The Port of Seattle’s Learning Management System is a winner of the 2009 Plateau Customer Best Launch award. Plateau is a leading provider of learning management software for streamlined delivery and management of training in an organization.
Public Relations Society of America / Puget Sound Chapter Totem Award The Third Runway Grand Opening Event won PRSA’s (Puget Sound Chapter) Totem Award. The Totem Awards honor the best work of communications professionals and recognize professional excellence and ingenuity.
For more info:
See a comprehensive list of other Port awards here
If you enjoyed this article, you can read more about the Port of Seattle:
- Port of Seattle released December 2009 passenger & operations stats at the end of January 2010
- Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport had 91.1% on-time arrivals in 11-09 per new DOT consumer website report
- 2009 best ‘green’ concessions practice award goes to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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