APA California Northern Section Awards

The APA Northern Section 2024 Awards Application Window is Open February 12 – March 8, 2024 

Applications due by 5:00 pm March 8, 2024.

For any questions, please email Danae Hall at:

The purpose of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Northern Section Awards Program is to encourage quality in planning and increase the public’s awareness of the planning profession through recognizing outstanding achievement in the planning field. Each year, the Northern Section bestows Planning Awards to honor the most outstanding efforts in planning in the Section. The program honors innovative plans and projects, distinguished APA members, and lay contributors to planning and achievements of the Northern Section. Often, our Section winners ascend to win awards at the State and National levels!

Awards Categories, Criteria, and Eligibility

How to Apply: 

This year, we have a 1-step application process. Please complete the Application Form linked below by 5:00 pm, March 8, 2024. 

Important Dates 

  1. Northern Section Awards Application Window – February 12- March 8, 2024
  2. Northern Section Awards Jury Deliberations – March 9 – March 24, 2024
  3. Northern Section Awards Winner Notification – April 5, 2024
  4. State Awards Application Window – Opens April 15, 2024 
  5. Northern Section Awards Awards Gala – Early September 2024, date/location TBD 

Call for Jury Volunteers

The Award Committee is looking for enthusiastic individuals from both private and public sectors across the Section who are willing to dedicate time to our profession by serving on the APA California – Northern Section 2024 Award Jury. Jurors will review and evaluate some of the finest planning work in Northern California, then will confer with the jury to determine the winners. Please reach out to Carlina Rose and Danae Hall at to express your interest by Friday, February 23, 2024.

Save the Date: Awards Gala 

Help us celebrate the Northern Section Awards Winners at the APA Northern Section Awards Gala in early September 2024! Date and location TBD. 

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