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2021 Annual Award Winners

2021 Annual Awards Ceremony

PA Chapter of APA congratulates this year’s Pennsylvania Planning Excellence Award recipients. These awards exemplify planners’ best efforts to create stronger, healthier, and more just communities. 

Press Release

The following individuals and organizations received awards:  

  • Planning Leadership Award – Professional Planner
    Paul W. Gordon, Senior Transportation Planner
    Bucks County Planning Commission
  • Planning Leadership Award – Emerging Planner
    Matthew Popek, AICP, Assistant Transportation Section Manager
    Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Planning Leadership Award – Distinguished Service
    Denny Puko
  • Award for a Plan
    Climate Action Plan
    City of Bethlehem, WSP & Nurture Nature Center
  • Award for a Plan
    West Scranton Neighborhood Plan
    NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania & WRT
  • Award for a Plan
    Pennsylvania Active Transportation Plan (Pub.787)
    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc.; Alta Planning + Design, Inc.; Kittelson and Associates, Inc. & Stokes Creative Group, Inc.
  • Award for a Project, Program, or Practice
    Zoning Code – Public Participation Process
    Montgomery County Planning Commission & DPZ Associates
  • Award for a Project, Program, or Practice
    Allegheny Green Web
    Allegheny County Parks Foundation & Allegheny Green Web Coalition of Partner and Advisor Organizations
  • Award for a Project, Program, or Practice
    PennDOT’s Freight Planning Guidance (Pub. 790)
    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation & Larson Design Group