APA Virginia Awards Program

2023 Awards Ceremony, Roanoke

Every year, the American Planning Association’s Virginia Chapter honors and showcases the best in planning throughout the Commonwealth with its annual Awards Program. The Chapter recognizes the tireless work of individuals who spearhead great planning throughout Virginia. APA Virginia convenes a panel of peers each year for its Awards Committee representative of the profession’s depth and diversity to identify, acknowledge, and promote great planning.

Under the Awards Program, the Chapter strives to accomplish the following:

  • Helping Planners Plan, by highlighting best practices and inspiring our members;
  • Helping Virginia Plan, by promoting sound planning and decision-making in the Commonwealth;
  • Making Planning and Planners Matter, by promoting the value and enhancing the credibility of planners among elected and appointed officials, the public and related professions;
  • Meeting Membership Needs, by endorsing our members and their work;
  • Getting Planners Involved, by engaging volunteers to serve on the Awards Committee and evaluate the work of their peers; and

Making Great Places Happen, by helping members and communities replicate and build on the success of others.

Visit our Awards Committee Page on our Conference Website

APA Virginia Awards Committee


The Call for Nominations for the 2024 APA Virginia Awards Program will open at the end of January.

Visit our Awards Committee Page on our Conference Website to learn more about our 2024 Committee members and more about the program. View 2023 Awards recipients here.

2023 Awards Ceremony Gallery