Each year during its annual meeting, TPEA recognizes those members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the association. The following award may be presented:
Ed Riedel Award
The Ed Riedel Award honors the TPEA member and leader who has an outstanding record for dedication and tenure and for furthering the aims of the Texas Public Employees Association. The award serves as a living memorial to the late Ed Riedel, a long-tenured TPEA member. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years of dedication and tenure in TPEA.