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APA-Iowa Announces Recipients of 2019 Iowa Planning Awards

October 11, 2019

Each year, the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-Iowa) asks its members to nominate plans, projects, and individuals deserving recognition by the professional organization. Award nominees can be recognized in nineteen categories ranging from public outreach to distinguished leadership. Based on an independent review by a jury of professional planners from the Nebraska Chapter of the APA, eight nominees have been selected to receive APA-Iowa Awards in 2019. These awards can be found below and posted on the APA-IA Chapter website at www.iowa-apa.org/

Award: Grassroots Initiative

Awardees

Rotary Club of Denison; Snyder & Associates, Inc.

Plan

Trails to a Wonderful Life

For more information please contact Mindy Moore at (515) 964-2020.

Award: Environmental Planning

Awardees

East and West Nishnabotna River Watershed Management Coalition; JEO Consulting Group, Inc.; Golden Hills RC&D

Plan

East and West Nishnabotna River Watershed Management and Flood Resiliency Plans

For more information, please contact Tiffany Sedlacek at (402) 443-7477.

Award: Economic Development Planning

Awardees

City of Dyersville / RDG Planning & Design.

Plan

Dyersville Downtown Plan
Full Downtown Plan: https://rdgusa.com/sites/dyersville/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/07/2018_07_16-Dyersville-Downtown-Plan-high-res.pdf

For more information, please contact Cory Scott at (515) 288-3141.

Award: Transportation Planning

Awardees

City of Cedar Rapids

Plan

Bike Share System

For more information, please contact Sylvia Bochnerat (319) 286-5428.

Award: Transportation Planning

Awardees

City of Davenport; RDG Planning & Design; Alta Planning + Design

Plan

Davenport GO
Project Website: www.davenportgo.com

Publications

For more information, please contact Cory Scott at (515) 288-3141.

Award: Urban Design

Awardees

City of Indianola; Bolton & Menk, Inc

Plan

The Square Streetscape Master Plan
Full Plan Here: https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9620/190806ApprovedMasterPlan

For more information, please contact Kendra Braunger at (507) 625-4171 ext. 3329.

Award: Implementation

Awardees

City of Iowa City

Plan

Affordable Housing Action Plan
The plan is updated each quarter and updates are provided on the City’s website at: www.icgov.org/affordablehousing

For more information, please contact Tracy Hightshoe at (319) 356-5244.

Award: Best Practice

Awardees

City of Cedar Rapids

Plan

ReZone Cedar Rapids

For more information, please contact Seth Gunnerson at (319) 286-5129.

Awards Announcement

The results of the 2019 APA-Iowa Awards were officially announced at the morning Awards Reception during the 2019 APA-IA Conference, held from October 9 - 11, 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa.

About APA-Iowa

The American Planning Association-Iowa Chapter provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. APA-Iowa members consist of planners and other professionals involved in the development and sustainability of Iowa communities.