The Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award stands as the most esteemed honor
of the IRWA. Named after the Association’s founder, this award honors professionals
who have demonstrated exemplary support to the Association and have shown
outstanding contributions made through leadership positions in the Chapter, Regional
and International level. This year, the award was presented to Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA.
I have so much tremendous gratitude for everybody
here. The recognition is very sweet,” Leslie said. “I
remember the first conference that I went to in 1987.
I found a real path within right of way and I wanted to
see what I could do and how far I could go.
The Chapter of the Year Award was presented to
Chapter 4, Region 7, Puget Sound.
Chapter 10, Region 5, Indiana Crossroads was
presented with the Newsletter of the Year Award.
Chapter 84, Nigeria received the Gene L.
Land Award for highest percentage gain.
Chapter 83, South Africa received the Gene
L. Land Award for highest numerical gain.
The State of Utah Department of Transportation
was awarded the Government Employer of the Year.
Chapter 38, Region 9, Salt Lake City was awarded
Website of the Year.