2021 Section Awards Ceremony (Virtual)

Registration Open!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Virtual Ceremony @ Noon-1pm | Receptions @ 5:30pm

Join APA Sacramento Valley Section for a virtual Awards Ceremony honoring the 2021 Award Winners! This year, Sac Valley Section is hosting a Virtual Ceremony as well as in-person receptions in both Sacramento and Redding! Additionally, the Section will be selling PLAN Sac Valley and/or SVS swag at both evening receptions. Proceeds from sales will go toward the SVS California Planning Foundation (CPF) Student Scholarship Fund. Donations to the Scholarship Fund can also be made online. 

Below, you will find registration information for the Virtual Ceremony, registration information for the in-person receptions in Sacramento and Redding, and how to contribute to the fundraiser. 

We hope you can join us in celebrating the great work in the Sac Valley Section!

VIRTUAL CEREMONY REGISTRATION

Price: FREE!

(Note: You must still register to receive the event link.)

Two-Step Registration:

  1. Register on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-svs-awards-ceremony-tickets-174399913837
  2. After registering on Eventbrite you will receive your individual Zoom registration link with your confirmation email.  Please use this link to register on Zoom in advance of the event.  After registering on Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and reminders for the event.

EVENING IN-PERSON RECEPTIONS

To compliment the virtual Awards Ceremony, SVS will also be hosting two free, outdoor, in-person evening receptions for interested participants. Both will start at 5:30pm. These are intended to be informal happy hours and offer in-person opportunities to celebrate this year’s winners. Appetizers provided. No host bar. Register for either reception here: 

SACRAMENTO Reception: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-in-person-reception-sacramento-svs-awards-ceremony-tickets-174418599727

REDDING Reception:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-in-person-reception-redding-svs-awards-ceremony-tickets-174443403917 

Sacramento Reception
Hop Gardens
2904 Franklin Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95818
5:30pm

Redding Reception
Cicada Cantina
1691 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
5:30pm

COVID-19 Protocols:

Because this is a happy hour event where those attending will likely not be able to wear face coverings/masks the entire time while socializing, the Sac Valley Section respectfully asks those that are not currently fully vaccinated or showing COVID-19 symptoms to not attend this event for the safety of colleagues and the community. With that said, the Sac Valley Section will not be asking for proof of vaccination status.

SUPPORT SVS CPF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT EVENING RECEPTIONS

The Sacramento Valley Section is proud to provide scholarships to outstanding planning students in the Section in honor of LEGACY AWARD RECIPIENT – JULIA LAVE JOHNSTON.

Come join the fun and support planning students! 

The Section will be selling PLAN Sac Valley and/or SVS swag at both evening receptions! Proceeds from sales will go toward the SVS California Planning Foundation (CPF) Student Scholarship Fund. 

You can also donate online at this website (credit card fees apply): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/support-svs-cpf-student-scholarship-fund-tickets-174453514157 

Our goal is to raise $3,000 for student scholarships. Please bring cash or your checkbook and move to the head of the class with your donation! Extra credit will be given for those overachievers who donate $50+ (free ticket to the PLAN 10 year party)! 

If you know you cannot attend, please still consider giving to the scholarship funds by sending in a donation check to: 1392 Via Colonna Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 and note “CPF Student Scholarship Fund” with checks payable to “Sacramento CCAPA.”

QUESTIONS?

For questions about registration, please contact Jeni Tickler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For questions about the virtual Awards Ceremony, please contact Amy Yang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

2021 Section Awards

And The Winners Are...

Please join us in congratulating the following award winners from the Sacramento Valley Section!

Academic Award - Award of Excellence

  • Transit Blues in the Golden State: Analyzing Recent California Ridership Trends

Planning Agency Award - Award of Excellence

  • City of Sacramento Planning Division

Transportation Planning Award - Award of Excellence

  • Sacramento Valley Station Area Plan

Comprehensive Plan Award (Small Jurisdiction) - Award of Merit

  • Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update 

Innovation in Green Community Planning Award - Award of Merit

  • City of Elk Grove Community Mobility Resilience Plan

Public Outreach Award - Award of Merit

  • SacRT Forward Sacramento Regional Transit District

Transportation Planning Award - Award of Merit

  • State Route 89 Recreation Corridor Management Plan

2021 Emerging Planner Award Winners

This annual award is intended to recognize emerging planners who have shown exemplary and continuous commitment and service to the Sacramento Valley Section, planning profession, and planning practice. Congratulations goes to:

  • Katie Green, AICP
  • Evan Wasserman
  • Carrie Whitlock, AICP Candidate

2021 Local Vision Award Winners

This annual award celebrates organizations and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to creating better communities throughout the Sacramento Valley Section. Award winners all have challenged the members of their communities to think differently about the everyday decisions they make. Congratulations goes to:

  • West Sacramento’s Permanent Supportive Housing Project
  • Plumas County Fire Safe Council
  • Tahoe Central Sierra Initiative

2021 Legacy Award Winner

This annual award is given to distinguished Sacramento Valley individuals who have shown exemplary commitment to the profession and practice of planning over time. The Legacy Award honoree has supported young planners, been involved in APA and worked to advance quality planning at the state, regional and local levels. Congratulations goes to:

  • Julia Lave Johnston

And The Winners Are...

Did you miss the 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony? For a $5 donation, you can still watch the recording! Click here for details. The recording will be available through the end of January 2021.

Please join us in congratulating the following award winners from the Sacramento Valley Section!

  • Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan
    Award of Excellence in the category of Innovation in Green Community Planning
  • City of Elk Grove General Plan
    Award of Excellence in the category of Comprehensive Plan, Large Jurisdiction
  • Yolo County Cache Creek Parkway Plan Open Space Inventory and Baseline Improvements
    Award of Excellence in the category of Implementation Award, Small Jurisdiction
  • Placer County Sustainability Plan
    Award of Merit in the category of Innovation in Green Community Planning

Please join us also in congratulating the 2020 SVS Award Winners. These awards are unique to the Sacramento Valley Section, and aim to recognize people, projects, and organizations that contribute to great planning happening locally and on the ground everyday.

2020 SVS Legacy Award Winner

  • Bob Lagomarsino, AICP, Lagomarsino Planning + Management

2020 SVS Local Vision Award Winners

  • Midtown Association
  • Shasta Living Streets
  • WalkSacramento Safe Routes to School Program

2020 SVS Emerging Planner Award Winners

  • Greta Soos, City of Sacramento
  • Molly Wagner, CPTED CPD, WalkSacramento
  • Amy Yang, Mintier Harnish

 

2019 Section Awards

Please help us congratulate this year's APA California Sacramento Valley Section Award Winners!

SVS Award of Merit Winners

  • Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone
    Award of Merit in Innovation in Green Community Planning
  • Town of Esparto Community Plan
    Award of Merit in Comprehensive Plan, Small Jurisdiction

SVS Award of Excellence Winners

  • Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Urgency Ordinance
    Award of Excellence in Hard-Won Victories
  • South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan
    Award of Excellence in Innovation in Green Community Planning
  • Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan
    Award of Excellence in Comprehensive Plan, Large Jurisdiction

Emerging Planner Award

  • Heidi Gen Kuong, AICP
  • Kate Rose
  • Yassaman Sarvian
  • Jennifer Welch

SVS Local Vision Award Winners

  • Butte County Fire Safe Council & Partners
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

SVS Student Scholarship Winners

  • Brianna Banks McLean
  • Evangelina Chavez

PEN Honor Award Honoree for SVS

  • Tim Snellings

SVS Legacy Award Recipient

  • Claudia Stuart, AICP

2018 Section Awards

And The Winners Are...

Please help us congratulate the APA California Sacramento Valley Section Award Winners!

  • Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone - Award of Merit in Innovation in Green Community Planning
  • South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan - Award of Excellence in Innovation in Green Community Planning
  • Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Urgency Ordinance - Award of Excellence in Hard-Won Victory
  • Town of Esparto Community Plan - Award of Merit in Comprehensive Plan - Small Jurisdiction
  • Envision Stockton 2040 General Plan - Award of Excellence in Comprehensive Plan - Large Jurisdiction

Additionally, please join us in thanking our 2019 Jury who volunteered their time and expertise to review all the project nominations:

  • Jeff Loux, Town of Truckee
  • Tom Pace, City of Sacramento
  • Greta Soos, City of Sacramento
  • Drew Sutton, GEI Consultants
  • Katie Green, Rincon Consultants

Winners will be celebrated at the annual Awards Night to be held in January 2020. Keep an eye out for a save-the-date announcement this December!

2017 Award Winners

and the winner's are...

Help us congratulate the 2018 APA California Sacramento Valley Section Award Winners!!

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SVS Award of Excellence Winners

apa ca 60Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Strategy (SALC)
Award of Excellence in Innovation in Green Community Planning

apa ca 60Capital Public Radio Place and Privilege
Award of Excellence in Communications Initiative

2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Update
Award of Excellence in Comprehensive Plan (Large Jurisdiction)

apa ca 60Sacramento Central City Specific Plan
Award of Excellence in Economic Planning and Development

Woodland General Plan Update 2035
Award of Excellence in Comprehensive Plan (Small Jurisdiction)


SVS Award of Merit Winners

Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide
Award of Merit in Best Practices

Fair Oaks Boulevard - Complete Street Master Plan
Award of Merit in Transportation Planning


SVS Local Vision Award Winners

Delta Leadership Program

Franklin Boulevard Business District

Rocky Hill Trail


SVS Legacy Award Recipient

Tricia Stevens, AICP


PEN Honor Award Honoree for SVS

Al Herson, FAICP


2021 Section Sponsors

Without the support of our sponsors, many of the programs we offer would not be possible. Click the logos below to find out more about each sponsor.

To our sponsors -- Thank You!

  • Section Visionary

  • Section Partner

  • Section Friend

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