The American Planning Association is organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning — physical, economic, and social — at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.
APA Florida is the state’s largest professional land use planning organization. With approximately 2500 members, our statewide mission is to provide leadership in the development of sustainable communities and to protect and enhance the natural and built environments of Florida.
Each year APA Florida, through its Chapter Leadership Awards, recognizes individuals or organizations for their leadership on planning issues. These awards are APA Florida’s highest honors.
The Leadership Awards are presented at the APA Florida Annual Conference, held each year in September. Over 600 planners, attorneys, interested citizens and public officials from around the state are in attendance to congratulate the award winners.
2016 Nomination Cycle Now Open Through June 2
APA Florida is looking for your assistance in identifying potential nominees for consideration for the 2016 Planning Leadership Awards. The Planning Leadership Awards are the APA Florida Chapter’s highest honors which recognize individuals for their leadership on planning issues. After seeking input from the membership, Leadership Award candidates are nominated by the APA Florida Executive Committee which also serves as the Leadership Awards Jury. The 2016 APA Florida Leadership Awards will be presented during APA Florida’s Annual Conference, September 6-9, in Tampa, Florida.
Nominations must fall into one of the following categories:
- President’s Lifetime Achievement
- Distinguished Contribution to the Chapter
- Legislator of the Year
- Outstanding Public Official of the Year
- Student Planner of the Year
- Outstanding Public Interest Group of the Year
- Outstanding Media Leadership
For more details on the categories and the nomination backup being sought, click here.
If you have a suggestion, please send the nomination and backup information to the APA Florida Chapter Office. All nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on June 2, 2016.