Apply here: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2293
Submit for an APATX award or apply for Planning Excellence recognition using the link above. New users will need to create a ZoomGrants account. A simple step-by-step "how-to guide" has been created to assist members with session submittals. The conference program will include approximately 65 sessions in 10 tracks including Law and Ethics, Short Course for Elected and Appointed Officials, and other topics to be determined based on the proposed sessions. Planning Excellence ends July 2, 2018 and APATX Planning Award ends July 13, 2018.
The American Planning Association - Texas Chapter has a long history of recognizing individuals, organizations, and communities for exemplary contributions to planning through the Chapter's Annual Planning Awards Program. Any individual, organization, developer, or consulting firm involved in planning in Texas may participate.
The categories are:
Comprehensive Plan Award - Given to an outstanding Comprehensive Plan addressing the development of an area, town, city, county, or region (no more than 2 awards).
Planning Project Award - Given to an outstanding plan, or study concerning a specific project (public or private), area, system, or issue within a town, city, county, or region (no more than 3 awards).
Current Planning Award - Given to an outstanding ordinance, program, or process directed to the implementation of a plan (no more than 3 awards).
Student Project Award - Given in recognition of a research or planning project by an individual or team of students in an accredited graduate planning program (no more than 2 awards).
Journalism Award - Given to a Texas newspaper, magazine, or TV station for a story/series on Texas Planning (1 award).
Planning Official Award - For an outstanding appointed and elected planning official that has made an outstanding contribution to planning (2 awards). Nominations can include, but are not limited to, P&Z Commissioners, City Council members, and State Representatives. If no nominations are received, the Chapter Executive Committee may provide recommendation(s) to the Awards Committee. This award category does not require an application fee.
Community of the Year - Given to a town, city, or county for providing an outstanding contribution to planning (1 award). If no nominations are received, the Chapter Executive Committee may provide recommendation(s) to the Awards Committee.
The following award categories are also part of the Texas Chapter Planning Awards Program, but are decided on by the Chapter Executive Committee, Chapter Historian, and Chapter President:
Texas Chapter Award - Given by the Chapter Executive Committee to an individual or group from outside the planning profession (1 award).
Planning Legend Award - Given by the Chapter Executive Committee and the Chapter Historian to a practicing or retired planner who has made a significant impact on Texas planning.
Chapter President's Award - The APA-Texas Chapter President will present this award to an individual of his/her choice, based on outstanding service to the planning profession.
Nominations will close on July 13, 2018 at 11:59PM.