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
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.