Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association


2018 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 15 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 Friday, January 12, 2018, at 5:00pm EST. To be eligible, projects must have been completed no more than three years prior to January 12, 2018. The presentation of awards will occur at the APA Indiana Chapter Spring Conference next spring. A full and complete nomination must be submitted in order for the nomination to be considered.

Awards Categories:

Achievement Awards

  • Best Practice
  • Outstanding Comprehensive Plan
  • Outstanding Economic Development Planning
  • Outstanding Environmental Planning
  • Outstanding Transportation Planning
  • Outstanding Urban Design
  • Outstanding Grassroots Initiative
  • Outstanding Implementation
  • Outstanding Outreach & Communication
  • Outstanding Student Project

Excellence Awards

  • Planning Advocate
  • Planning Pioneer
  • Planning Landmark

Awards for Distinguished Leadership

  • Mike Carroll Award
  • Earl Franke Award

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 materials are available here:

Hoosier Planning Awards

Indiana Planning Sagamore

Please direct any questions about the Hoosier Planning Awards to Lisa Dunaway, AICP, LEED AP, Indiana Chapter Awards Chair, at


Click here to view the 2017 Hoosier Planning Awards Recipients

Click Here to view the 2016 Hoosier Planning Awards Recipients

Click Here to view the 2014 Hoosier Planning Awards Recipients

Click Here to view the 2013 Hoosier Planning Awards Recipients