Call for Award Nominations

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In keeping with the 2019 conference theme "Partners in Planning", this year's awards program will be focused on recognizing persons outside of our profession who support our efforts. We are  requesting nominations for individuals or groups who have worked hard to improve our local communities and support good planning. These uniquely developed award categories include: 

  • Elected Official (State and Local)
  • Journalist
  • Engineer
  • Advocate
  • Community Administrator
  • Game Changer

Additional awards will be given for volunteer of the year and for a green building project in partnership with the Green Building Council.

 Nominees should have:

  • Shown support for the role of planners in public life.
  • Some understanding of the planning profession and planning process.
  • Achieved something unique and difficult.



Our nominations process is much more streamlined this year and there are no fees. We mainly ask that you summarize the nominee's accomplishments in 500 words or less using the online form linked above. Nomination narratives should address the nominee’s effectiveness, ethical practice, originality and innovation, the transferability of the success, and/ or other factors. Links can be used to provide additional information about the achievement. Examples may include a bill introduced in the state Legislature, a series of articles published on planning topics, etc.