National Planning Awards

Each year, APA's National Planning Awards honor planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to make safer, stronger, and more just communities for all.

2021 National Planning Awards

congratulations to this year's recipients

The 2021 National Planning Award recipients were honored in a virtual ceremony on June 10, 2021. Nominations for 2022 will be accepted in late January. 

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2020 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 National Planning Award recipients. All recipients were honored during a virtual awards ceremony watch party on APA's Facebook page.

Previous Recipients

APA's National Planning Awards program has honored planning work and individuals for more than 50 years. Check out previous recipients, including our Planning Pioneers and Planning Landmarks.