2017 SRC Outstanding PSO Award Winners

Congratulations to the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Cleveland State University, and the University of Southern California, winners of the 2017 Outstanding Planning Student Organization (PSO) Awards. An honorable mention award goes to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its Student Planning Organization (SPO) in the category of Best Practices.

This award program recognizes the exciting and creative activities carried out by Planning Student Organizations that enliven student life, contribute to their communities, and connect to APA Chapters and Divisions. These planning student organizations will be recognized at the 2017 APA National Planning Conference in New York for their accomplishments. Awards in each category will include a monetary contribution by sponsoring APA divisions to school's PSO to fund its activities.

Nominations for the 2018 award will be due in December 2017.

Award in the Category of Involvement with State Chapter or Division

Planning for Lasting Relationships

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

Award in the Category of Best Practices

Urban Excursions & Planner Exchange

Cleveland State University

Award in the Category of Community Outreach

Planning for College: Student Outreach Series

University of Southern California

2017 Award Sponsors

The winning PSOs will each receive $1,000 in donation from APA and our sponsoring APA Divisions.
City Planning and Management Division
County Planning Division
Economic Development Division
Housing & Community Development Division
Private Practice Division
Small Town and Rural Planning Division
Transportation Planning Division
Women in Planning Division
Urban Design & Preservation Division

Awards Jury

Thank you to the following 2017 jury members
Lisandro Orozco (chair)
Kyle Breuer
Kadair Brissett
Jim Campbell
Joshua Clements
Michelle Foster
Brianna Gray
Chad Nabity
Jamie Simchik
Lauren Trice

Previous Winners

Learn more about previous winners


Monica Groh
Director of Emerging Professionals