National Planning Awards

Each year, APA's National Planning Awards honor planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to make safer, stronger, and more just communities for all.

2023 Awards

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Celebrating planning excellence

Nominations for the 2023 National Planning Awards will be accepted June 12–30. The online nomination portal will only be accessible during this window. Start preparing your nomination today by reviewing eligibility, categories, and criteria.

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2022 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 National Planning Award recipients! Read about their efforts to help communities move forward to a stronger, more equitable, and resilient future.

Previous Recipients

APA's National Planning Awards program has honored planning work and individuals for more than 50 years. Check out previous recipients, including our Planning Pioneers and Planning Landmarks.