AL|MS Joint Chapter Conference 2020

AL|MS Chapters of the American Planning Association

To each attendee of the virtual 2020 Joint Chapter Conference and all of our sponsors: THANK YOU!!

A Special Thank You and Well Done to our Conference Planning Committee: Emily Corban, Taylor Esco, Thomas Gregory, Jay Howell, Lady Kassama, Cory Long, Mac Martin, Layton Olson, and Donovan Scruggs!

In the event you missed a few sessions, or wanted to revisit your favorite sessions, don’t worry! Just grab your login credentials from your registration email and head back over to the conference website!

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Finally, please take a moment to congratulate our planning awards recipients! Click the award titles below to watch videos of our recipients receiving their honors.

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARDS

KENNETH J. GROVES JR. PROFESSIONAL PLANNER

Nominee | Dr. Jay Mittal, Ph.D.

Nominators | Megan E. Heim LaFrombois, Ph.D., AICP and Sweta Byahut, Ph.D.

ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL

Nominee | Honorable Robert Craft, Mayor, City of Gulf Shores

Nominator | Steven Griffin, City Administrator

PLANNING STUDENT TEAM

Nominees | Makala Gibson and Keena Miles, Contribution to the Planning and Design of the Bussie Oil Company Property, a Brownfield Site in Pell City, AL

Nominator | Charlene LeBleu, FCELA, FASLA, AICP

PLANNING STUDENT

Nominee | Joseph Neil Nisbett, Contributions to “Race, Power, and Parkspace: African American Recreation Heritage Interpretation Plan

Nominator | Binita Mahato, Ph.D.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

Nominee | Dennis Madsen, Manager of Urban and Long-Range Planning

Nominator | Mac Martin, Jr., AL-APA President

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARDS

FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN for Jurisdictions with a Population of 50,000 or more

Nominee | City of Montgomery, Alabama – “Envision Montgomery 2040”

Nominator | Robert Smith, Planning Director, City of Montgomery

FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN for Jurisdictions with a Population under 50,000

Nominee | City of Pelham – “Plan Pelham: City of Pelham Comprehensive Plan.” Andre Bittas, Director of Development Services and Public Works

Nominator | Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB)

FOR A PROJECT OR IMPLEMENTATION TOOL

Nominee | City of Birmingham and RPCGB – “Shape Bham: Healthy Communities Assessment Tool; City of Birmingham, AL and RPCGB”

Nominator | Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB)

FRANKLIN M. SETZER OUTSTANDING URBAN DESIGN PROJECT

Nominee | City of Madison, AL, “Downtown Streetscape Plus Project”

Nominator | Mary Beth Broeren, AICP, Director of Development Services

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