2022 GPA Fall Chapter Awards

The Georgia Planning Association recognized and honored the projects and efforts of our members and their communities during our Annual Chapter Awards at the 2022 Fall Conference in Columbus. This program not only showcases the great planning work being done in Georgia, but it allows us all to learn from one another and draw inspiration from the success of others as we look to help our communities achieve their best. 

This year GPA recognized award winners in six different categories.

  • Distinguished Planning Leadership
  • Distinguished Service in Journalism
  • Distinguished Planning Leadership in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Outstanding Public Involvement
  • Outstanding Planning Process
  • Outstanding Planning Document

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Award Category: Distinguished Planning Leadership

Project Name: City of Woodstock
Award Winners: James Drinkard

Presented for sustained contribution to the craft of planning through distinguished practice, teaching, or writing.

Award Category: Distinguished Service in Journalism

Project Name: Modern Mobility Podcast
Award Winners: Keli Kemp & Kirsten Mote

Presented to an individual who has used public media to significantly advance and promote the cause of community planning.

Award Category: Distinguished Planning Leadership in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Project Name: Activate ATL
Award Winners: City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation

In recognition of an individual, specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Award Category: Outstanding Public Involvement

Project Name: City of Newnan Comprehensive Plan 2021-2041
Award Winners: City of Newnan Planning and Zoning Department

Recognizing an initiative where a region or community involves the general public in a planning activity above and beyond the minimum state or local requirements, and where that involvement contributes greatly to the final product.

Award Category: Outstanding Planning Process

Project Name: The Johns Creek Town Center Vision & Plan
Award Winners: Pond & Company

Recognizing the quality and completeness of the overall planning process.

Award Category: Outstanding Planning Document

Project Name: Canal District Historic and Cultural Resources Report
Award Winners: Ethos Preservation

In recognition of a specific planning document/ deliverable that goes above and beyond the traditional planning document in terms of communication, graphics, storytelling, and overall quality of thought and delivery.