Harry Lorick, P.E., of LA Consulting, Inc. had been chosen to receive the award for 2012 Leader of the Year - Private from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) on December 12, 2012. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding public sector leadership. APWA is the professional association of Public Works leaders throughout the United States and Canada. The Southern California Chapter covers Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and there are over 1,400 members in the Chapter. The purposes of the Chapter’s awards program are to recognize public agencies, and public and private leadership for their outstanding projects and programs, and to share the wealth of good ideas. The 2012 awards ceremony and presentation was held at the APWA Southern California Chapter’s 13th Annual Awards Luncheon on: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, Lakewood Civic Center.