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The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association continues its program of recognizing planning excellence in municipalities throughout the State.  Evaluation criteria include the level of training of Planning Commissioners and professional staff, professional qualifications of the planning staff, breadth and currency of master plan components and completion of other planning related projects. The goals of the program include:Increasing community awareness of the importance of planning,

  • Recognizing planning departments which meet certain professional requirements,
  • Recognizing planning efforts that have achieved community support,
  • Encouraging the funding of professional training for Planning Commissioners and staff, and
  • Aiding economic development and community image.

The completed application form with attachments and $50.00 fee must be submitted to Mike McAnelly, Executive Administrator – APA Texas Chapter, 9629 Fallbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas 75243 postmarked by August 31, 2017.