Divisions Council: Awards & Grants

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Division Achievement Awards, Chair's Award, and Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP Leadership Award.

2018 Division Achievement Awards

Awards in six categories recognize outstanding division efforts — those that go beyond the minimum performance criteria. These awards are bestowed by the Divisions Council Awards Committee.

Best Practice

Sustainable Communities Division - Sponsorship Program

Best Original Newsletter Article

LGBTQ and Planning Division — LGBTQ Pride Month Ends, LGBTQ Streetscapes Just Beginning

Communications Effort —Large Division

Transportation Planning Division — Membership Engagement Through Social Media

Communications Effort — Small Division

Planning and the Black Community Division — Planning for Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design

Contribution to the Planning Profession— Large Division

Sustainable Communities Division — Green Streets Lawrence: A Health Impact Assessment of the Lawrence Green Streets Program

Contribution to the Planning Profession — Small Division

LGBTQ and Planning Division — Planners4Health NY Metro Project

Education Excellence

International Division — Student Travel Grants Program

Overall Performance

Women and Planning Division

Division Chair's Award

Deborah L. Myerson, AICP

This honor is awarded to a Divisions Council member at the discretion of the Divisions Council Chair in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to the Divisions Council.

Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP Leadership Award

David R. Gattis, FAICP

The Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP Leadership Award is bestowed by the DCEC on an annual basis to an individual APA division member or an APA division that embodies the passion, commitment and leadership reminiscent of Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP, APA Divisions Council Chair, 2008–2012. The award recognizes exemplary service to divisions, divisions initiatives, and APA.

Previous Division Achievement Award Winners

2017

CHAIR'S AWARD

Jennie Nolon Blanchard, JD, MEM, LEED AP

TERRY F. HOLZHEIMER, FAICP LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sustainable Communities Division
Technology Division

BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Sustainable Communities Divisions – "Evening of Sustainability"

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT

Small Town and Rural Planning Division – NPC Social Media Campaign

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLANNING PROFESSION

Urban Design and Preservation Division (Large Division) – ASC-UD Study Guide

Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division (Small Division) – Emerging Trends in Regional Planning PAS Report

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Planning and Law Division – Webinar Program

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

Sustainable Communities Division

2016

CHAIR'S AWARD

Fiona M. Akins, AICP

TERRY F. HOLZHEIMER, FAICP LEADERSHIP AWARD

Patrice S. Ruffin, AICP

BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Sustainable Communities Divisions
Sustainability Initiative Champion

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT

Small Town and Rural Planning Division (large division)

Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division (small division)

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLANNING PROFESSION

Planning and Women Division
"Planning through a Gender Lens: Inclusive Planning for Aging and Livable Communities"

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division
Regional & Livable Communities Peer Exchange Program (small division)

Urban Design and Preservation Division
Webinar Program 2014-2015 (large division)

BEST ORIGINAL NEWSLETTER ARTICLE

Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division
"Gayborhoods: Queer Identity, Place & Planning" (small division)

Urban Design and Preservation Division
"Mapping Mueller: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of Transportation Choices in a New Urbanist Community in Austin, Texas" (large division)

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

International Division

2015

CHAIR'S AWARD

Timothy W. Brown, AICP

TERRY F. HOLZHEIMER, FAICP LEADERSHIP AWARD

Marj Press

BEST PRACTICE

Private Practice Division
Private Practice Handbook

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT

Sustainable Communities Division
SCD e-Bulletin

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLANNING PROFESSION

Transportation Planning Division
I-70 East Reconstruction — Peer Review

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Latinos and Planning Division
Dialogo on the Border

Congratulations also to Tim Brown, AICP, winner of the 2015 Divisions Council Chair's Award, and Marj Press, winner of the 2015 Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP, Leadership Award.

2014

CHAIR'S AWARD

Neal A. Stone, AICP

TERRY F. HOLZHEIMER, FAICP LEADERSHIP AWARD

Ramona Mullahey

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLANNING PROFESSION

Transportation Planning Division
The State of Transportation Planning 2013

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Urban Design and Preservation Division
Webinar Program (Inaugural Season)

2013

BEST ORIGINAL NEWSLETTER ARTICLE AWARD — SMALL DIVISION

Planning & the Black Community Division
Black Farmers, Equitable Health and Food System Planning: Leveling the Field in African American Communities

BEST ORIGINAL NEWSLETTER ARTICLE AWARD — LARGE DIVISION

Planning & Law Division
Getting Real About Shrinking Cities

BEST COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT AWARD

Urban Design & Preservation Division

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD — SMALL DIVISION

Latinos & Planning Division
Preconference Workshop: Underserved Majority: American Transformations and Planning Possibilities

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD — LARGE DIVISION

Transportation Planning Division
Transportation Webinar Series

OVERALL DIVISION PERFORMANCE AWARD

Regional & Intergovernmental Division

2012

DIVISIONS COUNCIL CHAIR'S AWARD

Linda Amato, AICP
Individual contribution to APA divisions and the Divisions Council

BEST PRACTICES

Transportation Planning Division
Development of Advanced Certification Exam Preparation Materials

COMMUNICATIONS EXCELLENCE

Regional & Intergovernmental Planning Division
Expanded Communications Plan

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Urban Design & Preservation Division
"The Great Street Toolkit" DVD

OVERALL DIVISION PERFORMANCE

Federal Planning Division

2011

COMMUNICATION EFFORT

Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division
Membership Recruitment Strategy

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Technology Division
Webcasting Initiative

CONTRIBUTION TO PLANNING

Urban Design & Preservation Division
Educational Mission of APA

OVERALL DIVISION PERFORMANCE

Transportation Planning Division
Continuity of Leadership

2010

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT

Economic Development Division
EDD Blog and Online Outreach

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROFESSION – LARGE DIVISION

International Division
World Town Planning Day/Online Conference

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROFESSION – SMALL DIVISION

Planning & the Black Community Division
Vision for Broadway

OVERALL DIVISION PERFORMANCE

Economic Development Division
Leadership Succession Plan and Implementation

2009

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT BY A SMALL DIVISION

Latinos and Planning Division
"Dialogos: National Agenda for Latinos and Planning"

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

International Division
Webinar Series

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLANNING PROFESSION

New Urbanism Division
Central Florida New Urbanism Bus Tour

2008

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT BY A SMALL DIVISION

Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division
Gayzette newsletter

COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT BY A LARGE DIVISION

Economic Development Division
News & Views newsletter

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division
Fourth Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLANNING PROFESSION

City Planning and Management Division
Peer Consultation Program


Divisions Council Grants

Divisions are eligible for one grant per fiscal year (small divisions may still apply for the Small Division Leadership Travel Reimbursement and Small Division CM Provider Fee Programs). The Executive Committee reserves the right to provide less than the full amounts budgeted.

Division Initiatives Research Grant Program

Grant provides funds to provide new, original research that will further the discussion related to one of the current Divisions Council initiatives. Applications are due one month following the fall and spring Divisions Council business meetings.

Division Initiatives Travel Support Grant Program

Grant assists division members with travel expenses related to a speaking engagement associated with a Divisions Council initiative. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Product Development Grant Program

Grant provides funding to develop a product (e.g. handbook, special resources) which offers value to division membership. Applications are due one month following the fall and spring Divisions Council business meetings.

Small Division Leadership Travel Reimbursement Program

Grant provides up to $500 in leadership travel support for divisions with fewer than 300 members. Applications are due by July 1 for the Fall Leadership Meetings and February 1 for the National Planning Conference.

Small Division CM Provider Fee Program

Grant provides coverage of the APA CM Provider "partner" fee for divisions with fewer than 300 members. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Webinar Grant Program

Grant is designed to encourage divisions to offer a for-fee webinar using the APA webinar platform and ensures that any unrecovered amount (up to the $500 APA set-up fee) will be reimbursed by the Divisions Council. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.