The Planning Excellence Awards honors planning initiatives, built projects, individuals and organizations that are in the forefront of planning and design in New Jersey. Please join the APA New Jersey Awards Jury in honoring this year’s recipients who will be recognized for their achievements during the conference luncheon on Thursday, January 24th.

Leadership Awards

Stuart Meck Distinguished Service Award
Creigh Rahenkamp, PP

President’s Award
Elizabeth McKenzie, AICP, PP

Distinguished Civic Leadership Award
Ricardo Fernandez, AICP, PP

Budd Chavooshian Award for Outstanding Professional Planner
David Kutner, AICP, PP

James W. Hughes Applied Research Award
Rutgers Center for Real Estate White Paper: “School-Age Children in Rental Units in New Jersey”

APA-NJ Distinguished Emerging Planner Award
Mrunmayee Atre

Project Awards

Outstanding Plan Award
2018-2028 Cherry Hill Township Master Plan

Outstanding Implementation Award
Landfill Green Seam Reconstruction Project Borough of Somerville

Outstanding Community Engagement Award
Mt. Ephraim Neighborhood EPA Brownfield Area-Wide Plan, Camden Redevelopment Agency

Outstanding Student Project Award
Reimagining Bloomfield Streets, Bloustein Studio Project