GPA received outstanding nominations in a variety of categories for our Annual Awards. Thank you to all who submitted plans and individuals for consideration – it is evident that we are doing a lot of great work here in Georgia! This year GPA recognized award winners in six different categories.
- Distinguished Planning Leadership
- Innovation in Planning
- Outstanding Public Involvement
- Outstanding Planning Process
- Outstanding Planning Document – Small Community
- Outstanding Planning Document – Large Community
Award Category: Distinguished Planning Leadership
Project Name: Johns Creek Planning Commission
Award Winners: Mr. Chip Floyd
Presented to a member of the Georgia Chapter for sustained contribution to the profession through distinguished practice, teaching, or writing.
Award Category: Innovation in Planning
Project Name: Growth Boundary Initiative
Award Winners: Cherokee County & Municipalities
In recognition of a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process that is a significant advancement to specific elements of planning. This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the-art planning methods and practices helped to implement a plan. This category is intended to recognize specific initiatives that may not fall into the category of a traditional planning process.
Award Category: Outstanding Public Involvement
Project Name: North Downtown Athens Master Planning Study
Award Winners: JHP Architecture / Urban Design
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: Transportation Planning Initiative
Award Winners: Henry County
Recognizing the quality and completeness of the overall planning process.
Award Category: Outstanding Planning Document – Small Community
Project Name: Waleska Comprehensive Plan
Award Winners: City of Waleska
Recognizing the quality and completeness of the overall planning processIn 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.
Award Category: Outstanding Planning Document – Large Community
Project Name: Freight ATL: Northwest
Award Winners: City of Atlanta
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.