Great Places Program

APA Colorado is pround to introduce the Great Places Colorado program in 2019. Modeled after APA's Great Places in America program, the Great Places in Colorado award program is an annual selection of places that represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement and a vision for tomorrow.

Nominations may be submitted by individuals, local governments and organizations, and will be reviewed by a panel of experts from across the state. Selected places will be honored and celebrated during the fall APA Colorado State Conference and October's National Community Planning Month.

Through the Great Places in Colorado program, we hope to celebrate the vitality and local partnerships that have made each place a focal point for community life.

2019 Timeline:

  • May 1, 2019 - Nomination Period opens
  • July 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. - Nomination deadline
  • August 15, 2019 - Review completed and notification begins
  • September 18-20 - APA Colorado State Conference celebration TBD
  • October - National Community Planning Month celebrations TBD

For more information and to begin your nomination prepartion, use the documents and links below.

Great Place Characteristics

Award Nomination Information

Call for Nominations


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