Central Section Planning Awards

The purpose of the APA California Central Section Awards Program is to encourage quality in planning and increase the public’s awareness of the planning profession through recognizing outstanding achievement in the planning field. Each year, the Section looks forward to honoring the most outstanding efforts in planning. The program honors innovative plans and projects, distinguished APA members, and lay contributors to planning and achievements of the Central Section. The geographic Central Section region is comprised of Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties.

We are always looking for outstanding planning projects, activities and individuals for the APACA Central Section Planning Awards. Is there a planning project that you believe deserves recognition? An individual or group that you believe deserves an Achievement Award for Excellence in Planning? A media article or program (newspaper, radio, TV, etc.) that demonstrates Excellence in Planning? Celebrate it now by applying for a Central Section Planning Award!

The Central Section of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, is pleased to announce the

2024 Call for Planning Award Nominations!

Submissions due by Friday, March 15, 2024

2024 Awards Program Policy, Categories and Process

2024 Awards Application

2024 Awards Call for Jurors

The Central Section of the

California Chapter of the American Planning Association

is pleased to announce the

2024 Planning Award Winners!

Leadership and Service – Planning Advocate Award of Excellence: to Mayor Jerry P. Dyer, City of Fresno

Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Opportunity and Empowerment Award of Excellence: to The City of Merced and Precision Civil Engineering, for The City of Merced’s Pre-Approved Duplex and Triplex Program

Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Transportation Planning Award of Merit: to The City of Mendota and Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, for the City of Mendota Safe Routes to School Master Plan

Interested in APA State or National Awards?

Check out the links below for information:

California Chapter Awards – 2024 Applications are scheduled for submission on May 15, 2024 (Tentative Date)
National Awards