Vince Tallo Service Awards

The Vincent Tallo Service Award is presented by the Missouri Chapter APWA to employees of member organizations, municipalities, or firms who have completed thirty or more years of service to the public with a single organization, municipality or firm.

The Tallo Service Awards are named after Vince Tallo who was a long time employee of Laclede Gas Company, and long time active member of theAPWA and strong supporter of public works.  Vince worked at Laclede Gas from 1958 to 2001. In the 43 years he worked at Laclede, he held a number of positions through out his career including the position of Manager of Right of Way.  In this position, Vince was the company’s liaison with the 90 municipalities, City, County and State Officials and Highway Departments in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. He was the ultimate professional in his approach on everything he did and worked tirelessly in promoting fellowship with everybody he met.

Vince was an active member in the APWA for over 17 years. He first became a member in 1985 and became the St. Louis Branch Chairman in 1990, was the Missouri Chapter President in 1998 and remained active in the APWA up to his retirement. Vince passed away shortly after his retirement from Laclede in 2002.

Eligibility Requirements:

Nominees must be employees of an APWA member organization, municipality, or firm.
Nominee must have served for a minimum of 30 years with the same organization, municipalitly, or firm.
The organization, municipality or firm must be a member of the Missouri Chapter at the time the nomination is made, but does not have to have been a member for the entire 30 year award period.

Selection Criteria:

30 years service with a single member organization, municipality, or firm.

Nomination Process:

Organization, municipality, or firm must send letter nominating eligible employees stating employees name, current position, and term of service to the Chairman or to a member of the Chapter Awards Committee.

Deadline and Award Presentation:

Letters of nomination must be submitted no later than March 16, 2018.

Individuals in the metropolitan St. Louis area will be recognized at the St. Louis Branch Public Works Week luncheon on June 28, 2018.  This event will be held at municipal park in the St. Louis Area (TBD) Others will be recognized at the Spring or Fall Conference, or at an appropriate local event.

For further information, please contact Mr. Vijay Bhasin a

2017 Vince Tallo Award Recipients

Mr. Lou Jearls, City of Florissant

Mr. Michael Flad, St. Louis County

Mr. James Shaffer, St. Louis County

Mr. Glenn McCallister, St. Louis County

Mr. Carl Sexauer, St. Louis County

Mr. Russell Schmidt, St. Louis County

Mr. Jerry Pledger, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Ron Poe, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Carl Pease, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Randy Niwonger, City of Cape Girardeau

2016 Vince Tallo Award Recipients 

Mr. Gary Kramer, City of Ballwin

Mr. Eric Becker, City of Ballwin

Mr. Tod Fagan, Spire

Mr. Michael DeBarry, City of Clayton

Mr. David Breier, City of Clayton

Mr. Michael J. Garcia, St. Louis County

Mr. Lawrence G. Nagle, St. Louis County

Mr. Richard L. Merseal, St. Louis County

Mr. Michael A. Pappert, St. Louis County

Mr. Richard Gnecco Jr., St. Charles County
Ms. Sharon Holt, MSD
Ms. Kelly Kinder, MSD
Ms. Susan Whitener, MSD

Mrs. Robert Clark, MAWC

Mr. Vernon Pape, City of Bridgeton

Mr. Ernest L. Gagnor, City of Bridgeton

Mr. James A. Romans, City of Bridgeton
Mr. Thomas Joyner, CBB
Ms. Diane Miromonti, CBB

2015 Vince Tall Award Recipients

The Missouri Chapter APWA recognized the following individuals.

Mr. Frank Clark of Des Peres
Mr. Ronald Jackson of Columbia
Mr. Creedon Miller of Columbia
Mr. David Straight of Columbia
Mr. Thomas J. Boedeker of St. Louis County Dept. of Highways
Mr. Mike J. McMahon of St. Louis
Mr. Gerard L. Lippold of STL Co.
Mr. William J. Walterscheid of STL County
Mr. Timothy Hale of Clayton
Mr. Al. Herl of Laclede Gas Company
Mrs. Susanne Kraft of Black Jack
Mr. Larry Bishop of Cole County
Mr. Greg Block of Cole County
Mr. Johnny Jones of Cole County
Mr. Walter Prenger of Cole County
Mr. Dan Scherer of O'Fallon
Mr. Rex Conner of Kirksville
Mr. David Coy of Kirksville
Mr. David Coy of Kirksville
Mr. Russell Pruett of Kirksville
Mr. Kevin Kuse of Springfield
Mr. Chester Wheeler of Springfield
Mr. Brian Adams of Springfield
Mr. David Burrell of Springfield
Mr. Stan Murrell of Springfield
Mr. Michael Wester of Springfield
Mr. Dennis G. Niehaus of Kdg
Mr. Ken Barnett of MSD
Mr. Bill Hargrove of MSD
Mr. Wayne Hilterbrand of MSD
Mr. Dave Richardson of MSD
Mr. Joel Treat of MSD
Mr. Henry E. Hoover of Mexico

2014 Vince Tallo Award Recipients

The Missouri Chapter APWA recognized the following individuals. 

Mr. David Mades, St. Louis County Highways & Traffic
Mr. Philip Buchanan, St. Louis County Highways & Traffic
Mr. David Menderski, St. Louis County Highways & Traffic
Mr. Joseph Cronin, St. Louis County Highways & Traffic
Mr. Larry Johnson, City of Ladue
Mr. Dennis Hoffman, City of Ladue
Mr. Allen Stahl, City of Ladue
Mr. James Feldman, City of O'Fallon
Mr. Jeffrey Spalding, St. Charles County
Mr. Stephen McMenamy, St. Charles County


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