The George Washington Medal is presented for outstanding contribution to technological progress through engineering management and for exemplary support of such technological progress by key decision-makers outside the engineering field. Mr. Rendell has been a tireless supporter and advocate for increased funding for and improvements to public infrastructure, both while in elected office (serving as Mayor of the City of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2000 and Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011) and since his return to private life. He remains a strong advocate of funding for infrastructure improvements and upkeep in general and transportation facility investment in particular. He has continually been in the forefront in his recognition of engineers and the engineering profession to achieve these goals for infrastructure. For these reasons, the Club’s Board believes he is deserving of this recognition, and nominated him to receive this award.