BETA engineer receives APWA Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award

October 29, 2021

Each year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) acknowledges a young leader who has demonstrated commitment to the association and shows potential growth. Known as the Myron Calkins award, this honor recognizes a young professional who has not only made significant contributions to APWA and the engineering profession, but also shows leadership and the potential for future advocacy within the public works industry. We are pleased to announce that Frank Marinaccio, PE has received the prestigious Myron Calkins Young Leader of the Year Award in 2021.

Frank, a Project Engineer in the civil/site engineering group, has worked at BETA since 2017. He is involved with engineering, planning, project management, and construction management and oversight. Frank holds Professional Engineering licenses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA), active in the National Young Professional Committee, Student Outreach Sub-Committee, and Student Membership Taskforce. Frank is also involved with the Rhode Island Public Works Association (RIPWA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Prior to joining BETA, Frank served as the Assistant City Engineer in Newport, Rhode Island. He was involved with high profile projects including the Forty Steps Trailhead Park on the Cliff Walk and the Washington Square and Broadway Streetscape improvements. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Frank majored in civil and environmental engineering, minored in Spanish, and was involved with Engineers Without Borders. He frequently works with the College of Engineering to help students launch their careers and volunteers with the University of Rhode Island Spirit Groups.

Throughout his involvement with APWA, Marinaccio has been devoted to developing opportunities to increase awareness of the public works profession and to creating a succession plan for both public works and APWA through YP involvement. He has maintained an active role as the New England Chapter’s YP Liaison to National since 2014.

On behalf of BETA and the American Public Works Association, please join us in congratulating Frank for this well-deserved Young Leader award!