2018 ALAPA AWARDS RECIPIENTS

The Alabama APA Awards Program recognizes the “best in planning” across the state. Nominations were bestowed at the 2018 AL/MS Annual Conference in the fall at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Mississippi. Alabama APA is proud to congratulate our 2018 recipients listed below.

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARDS

  • Kenneth J. Groves, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award for a Professional Planner : Brandon S. Bias, Community and Regional Planner | Goodwin, Mills and Cawood, Inc.
  • Richard L. Platt Career Achievement Award :  James W. “Bill” Curtis, FAICP
  • Distinguished Leadership Award for a Planning Student Team : Spring 2018 Sustainable Transportation Planning Class – Auburn University Community Planning Program | “Highway 84 East Corridor Redevelopment Project for the City of Dothan, Alabama”
  • Distinguished Leadership Award for a Planning Student :  Jay Howell | Auburn University Community Planning Program

OUTSTANDING PLANNING AWARDS

  • Outstanding Planning Award for a Comprehensive Plan for Communities with a Population over 50,000 :  City of Decatur | “One Decatur Comprehensive Plan”
  • Outstanding Planning Award for a Plan or Planning Program with a Population over 50,000 : City of Auburn | “Northwest Auburn Neighborhood Plan”
  • Franklin M. Setzer Outstanding Urban Design Project Award :  City of Montgomery | “Dexter Avenue Revitalization”
  • Outstanding Planning Award for a Project or Implementation Tool : City of Alabaster | “State Route 119 Overlay District”

STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS

  • First Place : Rajas Narendra Bhalerao | “Rejuvenate: Re-development of Opelika’s 1st Avenue”

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