It is truly remarkable to be recognized by colleagues who know how much it takes to get things done.
I feel fortunate my work in the field of public art was recently recognized by two organizations. First, in 2017 the entire team of the Office of Public Art received the Ally of the Year Award from Neighborhood Allies for our work collaborating to develop a temporary public art and placemaking program.
Then, in 2018 I received the PAN Award for Leadership in Public Art. I developed a talk focusing on issues I think are important in the field as well as some of the things I wish I knew when I started out. I am sharing it with the hope that it is helpful to others working in the public realm.