2022 Awards Ceremony

Join us for the 2022 SVS Awards Ceremony!  

Join us for the 2022 SVS Awards Ceremony on October 19th! Celebrate great planning with us at Black Box Theater. 

When: October 19th, 2022, 5:30pm

Where: Black Box Theater, 2nd floor of the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Time: 5:30PM check-in/grab a drink! | 6:00PM program begins
Cost: $20 for APA members/ $30 for non-APA members

REGISTRATION
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The SVS Awards Ceremony is an annual event attended by planners, architects, urban designers, developers, and elected officials that provides an opportunity to celebrate achievements in urban planning. This event is the culmination of the annual SVS Awards Program, which aims to encourage quality in planning practices and increase the public’s awareness of good planning through recognizing outstanding planning achievements.

Projects that have been awarded in the past have highlighted community-informed economic development; long-term demonstration of and commitment to civic leadership; regional efforts to foster environmental stewardship; building community through fostering the unique diversity and culture of a place; and centering equity, health, and sustainability when planning communities. Through our emerging planner and legacy awards, we have also honored and recognized individuals who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and commitment to serving their communities. 

We are so excited to celebrate the great work happening in the Sacramento Valley Section, and we hope you can join us!

CONGRATULATE CELIA YNIGUEZ, 2022 SVS LEGACY AWARD WINNER!

We are collecting messages for Celia! These will be compiled and presented to her with an engraved gold plate commemorating this achievement. Any and all messages from simple statements and gratitude and congratulations, to recalling past stories are welcome. Click here to leave your message!

CONTACT INFORMATION
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.).

2022 Awards

Congratulations!

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2022 SVS Awards Program! We will be celebrating all the winners at the annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Mark your calendars!

STATE-ELIGIBLE AWARD CATEGORIES

Transportation Planning - Award of Excellence
West Sacramento Mobility Action Plan

Economic Planning and Development - Award of Excellence
Innovation Park Planned Use Development

Best Practices - Award of Merit
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association Handbook for Analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions, Assessing Climate Vulnerabilities, and Advancing Health and Equity

Comprehensive Plan, Small Jurisdiction - Award of Merit
Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan

Comprehensive Plan, Small Jurisdiction - Award of Excellence
Sunrise Tomorrow Specific Plan

Comprehensive Plan, Large Jurisdiction - Award of Merit
City of Sacramento 2021-2029 Housing Element

SECTION-SPECIFIC AWARD CATEGORIES

2022 Emerging Planner Award Winners
Christine Corrales, SJCOG
Abby Jackson, AICP, Caltrans
Molly Marcussen, City of Chico

2022 Local Vision Award Winner
San Joaquin Housing Authority

2022 Legacy Award Winner
Celia Yniguez, SHRA

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Yang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SVS Awards Coordinator.

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 PEN SVS Honorees

  • Bob Lagomarsino, AICP
  • Rick Rust, AICP

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


2022 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

  • In-Kind Sponsor

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