About the APA Orange Section Planning Awards
The APA Orange Section hosts an annual awards program to recognize and celebrate great planning work throughout Orange County. The program honors innovative plans and projects, distinguished individuals, and other contributions to the planning profession. The awards program depends on the active participation of our members. If you’ve been involved with or are aware of a recent noteworthy planning project or activity, please consider submitting a nomination. The awards program nominations are voted on by a panel of experienced judges who are dedicated to highlighting the projects, plans, and people that demonstrate the power of great planning. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Awards Program. The evening highlights the award winners and celebrates the wonderful work being done in Orange County to create more livable, vibrant, and inclusive communities. To learn more about the nomination process, click here.
2021 Call for Nominations
The 2021 APA Orange Section Awards call for nominations period is now open! We need your help in identifying and nominating outstanding planning projects, activities, and individuals in Orange County. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 2, 2021. Categories including awards for planners, elected officials and planning schools within Orange County. The 2021 Orange Section Award winners will be invited to proceed to the statewide competition. All applications must be submitted via Dropbox and include all required application materials. Please read the instructions carefully so your nomination is properly filed. The awards application can be downloaded here.
Become A Juror
We are looking for five fabulous planning professionals to serve on our awards jury. Juror tasks include reviewing all submitted award nominations, participating in juror deliberations to vote on the winning nominations, and attending the awards program. The 2021 Juror deliberations will take place via a 2- to 3-hour virtual meeting sometime during the week of April 19-23, 2021. Please email Laurel Reimer at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short statement of interest and your resume.
We were forced to cancel the 2020 Awards Program, but the Orange Section awarded eleven projects, four of which went on to win at the APA California Chapter Planning Awards level. We will be holding the 2021 Orange Section Awards virtually in May or June 2021. More information regarding date and time will be coming soon. Although we cannot connect with our friends and colleagues in person, we will be able to virtually get reacquainted while we honor and award outstanding projects, programs, and individuals in the Orange Section.
If you have questions regarding nominations or becoming a juror, please contact Laurel Reimer at email@example.com. Best of luck!