Award Winners

2020 APA Colorado Chapter Award Recipients

Colorado, CO -- The Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Colorado) is proud to annouce the recipients of the 2020 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. This year, the Chapter also incorporated awards presented by Chapter Committees. To view previous Chapter Award recipients, CLICK HERE.

In 2020, the Awards Committee selected one Excellence Award, four Honor Awards, six Merit Awards and one merit award in the new Growing Water Smart category. The 2020 award recipients are being announced in August and include:

Check back in October & Novemer when we highlight each winner with videos and articles.



Chris Bendon, AICP
Planning Leadership

View Chris' LinkedIn Profile

Award Video



Engaging for Community Solution in Parks and Housing, City of Gunnison
Community Engagement

Award Video



GO Greeley
Community Engagement
GO Greeley PDF

Larimer County Comprehensive Plan
Community Resiliency
Comp Plan PDF Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

General Planning Project

Award Video





Junior City Planner Activity Book, 
City of Westminster
- Community Engagement

Activity Book Link

The River Mile
Sustainability & Environmental Planning

DEN Real Estate Strategic Development Plan
 – General Planning Project
(click on DEN Real Estate Plan to download).

City of Steamboat Springs Downtown Plan
– General Planning Project

View Plan Here

Vibrant Together Grand Junction: A Downtown Initiative
 – General Planning Project

View Plan Here

Guide to Downtown Design Standards, City of Loveland
 – Project with a Small Budget

Loveland Design Standards

Integrating Water into Land Use Planning: An Analysis of Water Policy and Regulation
- Growing Water Smart

Jefferson County Master Plan

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