Each year, APA recognizes outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership. Nominate great work or an outstanding individual.

2015 Award Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to this year's National Planning Excellence and Achievement Award recipients. The awards honor the best planning efforts and individuals that create communities of lasting value. The award recipients will be honored during the Awards Luncheon at APA's National Planning Conference in Seattle.

See the Excellence Recipients

See the Achievement Recipients

The nomination period for the 2016 awards will open late summer this year. To add your name to our notification list, e-mail awards@planning.org.


The 2015 National Planning Awards jury was chaired by W. Shedrick Coleman.

Members of the jury were Vince Bertoni, AICP, Regina Gray, Cedric Bradford Glover, Eliza Harris, and Jennifer Henry.

Read the biographies of the 2015 Awards Jury

Previous Award Recipients

See what plans, individuals, and outreach efforts were honored in years past.

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