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2017 APA-MA /MAPD Annual Planning Awards: Accepting Nominations!

2017 APA-MA MAPD Annual Planning Awards: Accepting Nominations!

It is time to celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2017 APA-MA Awards Program. The APA-MA awards program is co‑sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). Each year APA-MA and MAPD acknowledge planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding planning project, special person, or organization for a significant contribution to the field of planning. The APA-MA awards program is open to any individual or planning project in MA.  Membership in APA is not required.

The nomination period is Monday, September 11, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Awards will be presented at the APA-MA/MAPD Holiday Luncheon Friday, December 8, 2017 at Boston Marriott Cambridge – save the date!


  • Nominations and all submission materials must be submitted by Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
  • Applicants will be notified about selection in mid-November

Instructions and Submission Materials: If you wish to nominate a project or plan, complete the award nomination form and submit the following additional materials by email to awards@apa-ma.org:

  • Summary of the project’s or planner’s qualification (one-page maximum)
  • Explanation demonstrating how the project or planner meets the awards criteria as detailed above (three-page maximum)
  • Document support of the project, plan or planner through materials related to public outreach or letter(s) of recommendation
  • Any other supporting documentation that would help the awards committee in reviewing the application (i.e., copies of documents, maps, plans, photographs, press clippings, etc.)


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