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
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