2018 Annual APA-MA Awards


2018 APA-MA Annual Awards – Nominations Open!

It is time again to recognize and 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 2018 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. This year nominations are being solicited for the following awards:


Comprehensive Planning

Planning Project

Transportation & Mobility Planning

Sustainability & Resiliency

Social Advocacy

Student Project

Journalism & Communications


Community of the Year

Professional Planner

Fay Siegfriedt

Elected Official of the Year

Citizen Planner

Distinguished Service

Emerging/Rising Planner

The APA-MA awards program is open to any individual or planning project in the Commonwealth. Except for the Professional Planner Award, membership in APA and/or the Massachusetts Chapter is not required.  New in 2018 are awards for  “Community of the Year” (recognizing Commonwealth municipalities for providing an outstanding contribution to planning), “Transportation & Mobility Planning” (recognizing transportation planning, corridor studies, transit planning, non-motorized plans, pedestrian plans, transportation demand management, and/or transportation capital planning), and “Sustainability & Resiliency” (recognizing plans, projects, or initiatives related to sustainability, resiliency, and/or climate change).

Nominations for the Elected Official of the Year Award are due by Sunday, September 30; nominations for all other awards are due by Sunday, October 28. Further information, including the awards categories and criteria, eligibility requirements, submission instructions, and a link to the nomination form, is available on the Chapter’s website https://www.apa-ma.org/

Awards will be presented at the APA-MA/MAPD Holiday Luncheon Friday, December 14, 2018 at Tufts University in Medford – save the date!

For any questions regarding the awards program, please contact Brian Currie, Chapter Coordinator, at awards@apa-ma.org.