ALASKA PLANNING AWARDS
Emerging Planner of the Year
Planning Advocate of the Year
Planning Team of the Year
Planner of the Year
Nominations for 2022 will open soon!
Nomination Deadline TBD
If you have questions, please contact
AK APA Chapter President, Shelly Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Association awards projects, teams, and individuals during the annual conference to celebrate the efforts of planners and citizens who make Alaskan communities stronger through planning.
Best Infrastructure Plan
Best Public Engagement
Best Community or Policy Plan
To learn more about the award categories or nominate a project, plan, planner or team, please CLICK HERE!
Best Infrastructure Plan goes to Transit on the Move: 2020 Transit Plan for the Municipality of Anchorage
Best Public Engagement goes to Matanuska-Susitna Borough Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 Update
Best Community or Policy Plan goes to Petersburg Visitor Industry Management Plan
Most Innovative goes to Green Infrastructure Planning for the City of Homer
Planning Advocates of the Year are Walter Sampson, Northwest Arctic Borough Assembly,
and William Tracey, Sr., North Slope Borough Assembly
Planning Team of the Year is Transportation Planning/AMATS Department, Municipality of Anchorage
Emerging Planner of the Year is Adam Bradway, Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Planner of the Year is Thede Tobish, Municipality of Anchorage
Best Community Plan goes to Salcha-Badger Road Area Pan
Best Infrastructure Plan goes to Midtown Congestion Relief Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study
Best Public Engagement goes to 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan
Most Innovative goes to Blueprint Downtown Juneau - Community Visioning
Planning Advocate of the Year is Syverine Bentz, City of Homer, Planning Commissioner
Emerging Planner of the Year is Karlie Gedig, Associate Planner for Municipality of Anchorage
Planner of the Year is awarded to Collin Hodges, Senior Planner for Municipality of Anchorage
View the program.... for full descriptions of the award winners!
Comprehensive Plan Award goes to Sitka 2030 Comprehensive Plan
Planning Advocate of the Year is Sara Jansen, the current Secretary on the Great Land Trust Board of Directors
Planning Team of the Year is awarded to the Municipality of Anchorage, Long Range Planning Division
Emerging Planner of the Year is Ben Coleman, Transportation Planner at the Mat-Su Borough
Planner of the Year is awarded to John Czarnezki, Director of Economic Development & Planning for the City of Soldotna
View the 2018-2019 APA AK Planning Awards Luncheon Program Here for full descriptions of the award winners!