Current Winners

2017 APA Colorado Award Recipients

Mountain Village, CO-- During the 2017 APA Colorado State Conference, the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association announced the recipients of the 2017 Chapter Awards. Chapter Awards recognize outstanding projects, plans and people of the planning profession. Planning projects were honored on the basis of their innovation, ability to provide transferable lessons to other Colorado communities, excellent quality, promotion of community progress and the public good, effectiveness of implementation, and other unique factors that make these projects exemplary.

In 2017, the Awards Committee selected 16 winners. The Honor Award is the highest level recognized by the Chapter.

The 2017 winners were:

Presidential Award

Planning Partners Conference

Planning Partners: Building Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Colorado

Excellence Award

Chris Duerksen - Planning Leadership

Chris Duerksen's Planning Leadership in Colorado

Honor Award Winners

Town of Avon: Buck Creek PUD Make-Over - Innovative Partnerships & Collaborations

Town of Avon: Buck Creek PUD Make-Over

Carbondale Parks & Recreation – Community Engagement

Carbondale Parks & Recreation

Fort Collins Downtown Plan - General Planning Project

Building Momentum, Continuing Success: The 2017 Fort Collins Downtown Plan

One Valley Prosperity Project - General Planning Project

Gunnison Valley-One Valley Prosperity Project 

Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado - Community Resiliency

Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado

Merit Award Winners

Making Connections/Southwest Adams County Planning and Implementation Plan - Innovative Partnerships and Collaborations

Adams County Making Connections/ Southwest Planning and Implementation Plan

Create Loveland - Innovative Partnerships and Collaborations

Linking Public Health and the Built environment

Federal Boulevard Corridor Wide Study:: Student Ambassadors Program - Community Engagment

Cultural Diversity Through Student Engagement

Avon Outreach Tactics - Community Engagement

Outreach Tactics: Tactical Urbanism Strategies as a Community Engagement Tool

The Envision Longmont Multimodal & Comprehensive Plan - Sustainability & Environmental Planning

Envision Longmont Multimodal & Comprehensive Plan

City of Aspen Commercial Design Standards and Guidelines - General Planning Project

Design for Context & Tradition

Boulder County CDBG-DR Home Access Program - Community Resiliency

After Disaster: Unique Recovery Needs Call for Renewed Federal Advocacy

Boulder County Flood Recovery Home Buyout Program: Boulder County - Community Resiliency

Building Community Resiliency through Buyout Program

Plan Manitou: Manitou Springs Integrated Comprehensive Plan - Community Resiliency

Plan Manitou: An Approach to Integrate Natural Hazard Risk Reduction and Community Development


To see photographs from this year's Awards Reception and others from the conference, CLICK HERE.

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