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

2022 Call for Planning Award Nominations!

Submissions due by Friday, March 25, 2022

2022 Awards Program Policy, Categories and Process

2022 Awards Application

2022 Awards Call for Jurors

The Central Section of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, is pleased to announce the 2021 Planning Award Winners!

Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Comprehensive Planning; Small Jurisdiction Category:

To the City of Los Banos and QK, Inc. for the “Los Banos Parks Master Plan”

Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Opportunity and Empowerment Category:

To the Town of Mammoth Lakes and The Pacific Company for the “2021 Parcel Master Plan”

Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Best Practices Category:

To Mariposa County and Design Workshop for the “Mariposa County Recreation and Resiliency Plan”

Excellence and Achievement in Planning – Urban Design Category:

To Mariposa County and WRT Design for the “Mariposa Creek Parkway Master Plan”

Award of Merit in Planning – Comprehensive Planning; Small Jurisdiction Category:

To the City of Kerman, Mintier Harnish, and Rincon Consultants, Inc. for the “Kerman General Plan Update and Program EIR”

Interested in APA State or National Awards?

Check out the links below for information:

California Chapter Awards – 2022 Applications are scheduled for submission on May 13, 2022
National Awards