Orange Section Awards


The purpose of the Orange Section awards program is to encourage quality in planning and to increase the public’s awareness of the planning profession by recognizing local achievements in our field.

2017 Orange Section Awards 


The APA Orange Section is excited to announce that the Call for Nominations period for the 2017 APA Orange County Planning Awards is now open. We need your help in identifying and nominating outstanding planning projects, activities, and individuals in the Orange County region. The local level of the awards program, run by the APA Orange Section, will accept nominations until Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in several categories including awards for planners, elected officials and planning schools within Orange County. The APA Orange County Planning Award winners will be invited to proceed to the statewide competition and the California Chapter winners will compete for the National APA Awards.

Download the 2017 Nomination Information here. This year, all nominations are to be made electronically. A Google Form will be used for completing the nomination form and Dropbox will be utilized for uploading files. Please read the instructions very carefully so your nomination is properly filed.

If you have any questions regarding nominations, please contact Scott Koehm or Amy Vazquez at or Good luck with your submissions!!


Please consider a company or city sponsorship. Benefits include tickets to the awards event and your logo featured at the event on our website and social media sites. Please contact Amy Vazquez at for sponsorship details.

Awards Archive
2016 Slideshow
2015 Awards
2015 Slideshow
2014 Awards
2013 Slideshow
2012 Slideshow
CA Chapter Award Site