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 both the Call for Nominations and

Call for Juror's for the 2021 Planning Awards!

Award categories correspond with State and National APA Award categories.  Please note that many State and National APA Awards require a Sectional Award to be considered for nomination.  If you are interested in serving as an award's juror, please contact Central Section Awards Coordinator Rob Terry, AICP at rob.terry@reedley.ca.gov, or by phone at (559) 637-4200 Ext. 286, no later than Friday, February 26, 2021.

Award Application Deadline

Friday, March 5, 2021

Please click the links below for guidelines, nomination application, due dates and contact information.  Best of luck!

2021 Central Section Awards Call for Jurors and Nominations

2021 Central Section Awards Program Policy, Categories and Process

2021 Central Section Awards Application

Prior Section Awards

2020 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners

2017 Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

2013 Award Winners

Interested in APA State or National Awards?  Check out the links below for information:

California Chapter Awards - 2021 Applications are scheduled for submission on May 14, 2021

National Awards

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