The D2 Award is the highest recognition award presented by the Missouri Chapter of APWA. It was established in 1992 to recognize individuals who exemplify excellence and dedication in serving the public and the public interest through outstanding achievements and performance in the field of Public Works.
The D2 Award was named to commemorate and recognize the services of Mr. Allan B. Dieckgraefe and Mr. Walter Davison, who both worked untiringly on behalf of APWA, the Missouri Chapter and the goals of the organization.
1993 Allan B. Dieckgraefe City of University City 1994 Walter Davison City of Kirksville 1995 J.T. Yarnell Missouri Department of Transportation 1996 Bryan Pearl City of Clayton 1997 Robert Turner City of Springfield 1998 Lowell Patterson City of Columbia 1999 Joe Nichols St. Charles County 2000 Vijay Bhasin City of Creve Coeur 2001 David Miller City of Branson 2003 Phil Broyles City of Springfield 2004 Chris Yarnell Cole County 2005 Harold McCoy City of Joplin 2006 John Buckwalter City of Kirksville 2007 Gary Kramer City of Ballwin 2008 2009 2010 2011 Cynthia Mitchell 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Paul Verheyen, City of Webster Groves 2018 Nick Heatherly, City of Joplin