August 31, 2011

Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) Honored for His Commitment to Good Planning Practices

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) was selected by the American Planning Association (APA) as the 2011 Legislator of the Year. His outstanding leadership within the U.S. House of Representatives exemplifies his commitment to good planning and investment in critical infrastructure as a means of improving our economy.

Steve LaTourette LaTourette has been a long-standing advocate of transportation programs. He has been a champion of Complete Streets legislation in the House of Representatives and has worked consistently to secure funding for the country's vital transportation needs.

"Rep. LaTourette has a distinguished record of championing transportation programs that enable planners to build communities of lasting value," said Jason Jordan, APA's director of government affairs.

APA will present LaTourette with his 2011 Legislator of the Year award at APA's Federal Policy and Program Briefing in Washington, D.C., on September 20, 2011.

The Legislator of the Year award recognizes members of Congress who have excelled in advancing the interests of building more livable and competitive communities through planning. One representative and one senator are recognized annually.

Visit www.planning.org/awards for more information about all of the 2011 award recipients.

Contact

Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org