Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association


2016 APA Indiana Chapter Hoosier Planning Awards Program

The annual APA Indiana Chapter Hoosier Planning Awards honor excellence in plans, individuals and organizations that have advanced the practice of planning. We invite you to participate in the celebration of the best of Indiana planning by nominating projects, plans and people that you believe deserve special recognition. There are ten award categories covering the broad reach of planning. In addition, the Indiana Planning Sagamore designation is open for nominations of qualified individuals.

The deadline for awards nominations is Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5:00pm ET. To be eligible, projects must have been completed no more than three years prior to January 1, 2016.  The presentation of awards will occur at the APA Indiana Chapter Spring Conference on February 19, 2016. A full and complete nomination must be submitted in order for the nomination to be considered.

The awards categories for 2016 are as follows:

Awards for Excellence in Planning
  • Outstanding Plan
  • Outstanding Best Practice
  • Outstanding Grassroots Initiative
  • Outstanding Student Project
  • Outstanding Communications Initiative
  • Outstanding Public Outreach
  • Outstanding Implementation
Awards for Distinguished Leadership
  • Mike Carroll Award for Distinguished Leadership by a Professional Planner
  • Earl Franke Award for Distinguished Service to the Chapter
  • Distinguished Leadership by a Planning Advocate
Indiana Planning Sagamore
  • This is the highest award bestowed on a planner by the American Planning Association Indiana Chapter, recognizing the achievement of the planner as an individual and elevating the Planning Sagamore as a model planner before the public and the planning profession.
Nomination Instructions

Hoosier Planning Awards

Indiana Planning Sagamore


Please direct any questions about the 2016 Hoosier Planning Awards to Jennifer Higginbotham, AICP, APA Indiana Chapter Interim Awards Chair, at


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