Student Scholarship Fundraiser

The Sacramento Valley Section will be holding its annual Student Scholarship Fundraiser on the evening of September 5th, so mark your calendar. As always, the event will have two purposes: to celebrate an SVS member who has left a legacy in our section and to raise student scholarship money by auctioning donated goodies and services. This year, we'll be honoring Tricia Stevens, who has contributed to the section in so many ways for so many years . . . and continues to do so in her "retirement." Join the fun, including planner-themed trivia, dessert auction, live auction, and plenty of drinks and food! If we have enough fun, we're to reach our goal of at least $3,000 for two scholarships!

We're not sure what we'll be auctioning this year, but we're looking for ideas and contributions. If you have something of value to donate, please contact Section Director Bob Lagomarsino at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When: Thursday, September 5th
Where: 1723 11th Avenue, Sacramento (home of Julia Lave Johnston)
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 in advance or $30 at the door (discounted cost for young/emerging planners is $10 in advance or $15 at the door)

Register on Eventbrite or RSVP to Bob Lagomarsino (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 916.347.2786) by August 31, 2019, and pay at the door (credit cards, cash, or checks accepted).

Can't make it? You can still make a tax-deductible donation. Make checks payable to "SVS-APA" and send donations to:

Sac Valley Student Scholarship
c/o Jenny Welch, Treasurer
217 Tivoli Way
Sacramento, CA 95819

2019 Section Awards

And The Winners Are...

Please help us congratulate the 2019 AVA SVS 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
  • 2019 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!

2018 Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Join the APA Sacramento Valley Section on January 24, 2019 for the annual APA SVS Awards Night. Help us congratulate the following winners from 2018!

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2018 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)

2018 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

2018 SVS Local Vision Award Winners

Delta Leadership Program

Franklin Boulevard Business District

Rocky Hill Trail

2018 SVS Legacy Award Recipient

Tricia Stevens, AICP

2018 PEN Honor Award Honoree for SVS

Al Herson, FAICP

2019 Section Sponsors

Without the support of our sponsors, many of the programs we offer would not be possible.  Click on the logos to the right to learn about each firm.
To our sponsors -- Thank You!

  • Visionary

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  • Partners

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  • Friends

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  • Friends (cont'd)

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  • In-Kind

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