DENVER — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) honored City of Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet, PE, with its General Palmer Award, during an awards luncheon held at the Warwick Denver Hotel on Nov. 5.
The General Palmer Award is bestowed on an engineer who has made a significant contribution to Colorado, received recognition in the community, made advancements in the engineering community, and has had an impact on future generations.
“We are honored to recognize Jackie, who embodies all of the qualities we look for in a General Palmer awardee. She has more than 18 years of progressive experience directing and conducting engineering, economic and environmental analyses for municipal water suppliers—all while serving as a public servant to her community,” said Craig Watts, PE, current president of ACEC Colorado and a principal/project executive at MKK Consulting Engineers, now IMEG (Greenwood Village).
During Millet’s tenure, the City of Lone Tree has prioritized investment in transportation, economic development, recreation and cultural amenities, and public engagement. She has been a strong advocate for regional planning and statewide transportation system improvements.
Prior to her current role, Millet was a planning commissioner for the City of Lone Tree. Notable career accomplishments and community involvement include the following boards, councils and committees that Millet is currently or has served on during her career: Denver Regional Council of Governments and its Metro Vision Issues Committee, the Partnership of Douglas County Governments, the Regional Air Quality Council, the C-470 Corridor Coalition, and the Douglas County Youth Initiative. Over many years in her various positions, Millet has been a key component in decision-making entities’ influence on long-term policies throughout the Denver Metro area.