Updated: Jun 29, 2020
We are now accepting nominations for our 2019 Awards Program! Submit your project/person in one of two categories:
Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan
New! Opportunity & Empowerment
Healthy & Active Community Award
Introducing the Opportunity & Empowerment Award (new for 2020)
Modeled after the HUD Secretary's Empowerment Award at the APA National Level, this award seeks to recognize the hard work done to elevate, empower, and improve the visibility and agency of low and moderate income individuals. APA-IL seeks to recognize the achievements made across Illinois that empower and give agency to economically disadvantaged communities, including communities of color, which are too often denied the resources and voice necessary to correct for generations of systemic neglect, disinvestment, racism, and violence. We urge our statewide membership to seek out, nominate, and celebrate the hard work being done in these communities, by planners of color, and to those providing planning in creative and different ways that challenge the status quo. Click here to read our Awards Program Information (.pdf) to learn more!
Planning Advocate Award
Distinguished Service or Contribution Award
Emerging Planner Award
Nominations are due by 5:00 pm, June 26, 2020. The submission process is entirely online; please note that hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.
Please download the 2020 APA-IL Awards Program packet to learn about this year's awards categories and criteria.
Award winners will be honored at the Awards Ceremony which will occur September 16th during the virtual 2020 APA-IL State Conference in Evanston, IL.
Questions? Contact Tim Gustafson, AICP, APA-IL Awards Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org