Windell T. Mitchell Humanitarian Award

The Windell T. Mitchell Humanitarian Award was created to recognize those who have demonstrated the highest ethical standards and contributions to humanitarian efforts, providing service to society by making the world more sustainable.
Mr. Mitchell was the director of fleet operations for King County, WA, until his passing in 2011. He dedicated 35 years of his life to public service and improving the lives of those he helped through community service, such as his educational programs for children in Jamaica, West Indies. His life was a visible sign of his love and service for his fellow man. He lived his ideals and values, inspiring everyone around him. The award honors both his personal and professional life. A book was written about his life called Taking the Right Way; The Pathway to Excellence.

Windell Mitchell Humanitarian Award Recipients

Year    Recipients
2021    Peter Bednar; City of Albany, GA      
2020    Bob Martinez; New York City Police Department     
2019    Miguel Torres; El Paso, TX Fire Department
2018    Gary Lentsch; Eugene, OR Water & Electric Board
2017    Robert Gordon; DeKalb County, GA
2016    David Dunn; City of Orlando, FL       
2015    PARAR; Brazil
2014    Darryl Syler; State of Ohio     
2013    Steve Riley; City of Coral Gables, FL