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The APA California Awards Program encourages quality in planning and increases the public's awareness of the planning profession by recognizing outstanding achievements in the planning field. The Central Coast APA California Awards Program annually presents numerous Central Coast Planning Awards to honor and recognize outstanding efforts and achievements in planning in the Central Coast Section. The Central Coast Planning Awards Event is a chance for APA Members, colleagues, and friends to gather for a splendid evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a planning showcase of awards. This is the Central Coast Section's one event that all three counties can meet and greet each other and we can see colleagues we haven't seen in a while and we always have an opportunity to meet new ones!

The Central Coast Section of APA California is requesting planning award nominations for the 2017 Central Coast Planning Awards!  The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2017. Submit a planning award nomination by reviewing the Planning Awards 2017 Nomination Form.  

Categories and policies may be obtained at the APACA website at apacalifornia.org/events/awards-program where you will find more information on types of categories and projects the APACA and the Central Coast Section are looking for.  Projects should be located within the tri-county section and/or the firm or agency should be located within the tri-county area.  Projects receiving Excellence recognition are eligible to compete in the APACA State Awards program.  



The Central Coast Section is holding the 2017 Planning Awards on April 29th!  Additionally, please also join us for a special tribute to planner, educator, consultant, mentor, APA/AEP/CPF volunteer, and all-around amazing guy, Paul Wack!

The 2017 Awards Program is in Santa Barbara this year at the Cabrillo Arts Pavillion Center.  Please come and join us to honor and award outstanding projects, programs, and individuals in the Central Coast section of APACA.  In addition to the awards program this year we will be paying a special tribute to Paul Wack as he gets ready to retire!   You'll also reconnect with former colleagues and meet and greet new connections right on beautiful East Beach.  A website for reservations coming soon!   For the first time ever, we will be offering discounts to early bird reservations. 

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2017 - don't miss the deadline for a deserving nominee!


The purpose of the APA's California 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. APA California annually presents numerous Planning Awards to honor the most outstanding efforts in planning in California. The program honors innovative plans and projects, distinguished APA members, contributors to planning, and the achievements of APA California Sections.


There are still spots open for jurors!  Jurors are needed this year to evaluate the Award Nominations.  You do not need to be a member of APA to be a Juror.    This is your chance to participate in an exciting process to review the best projects of our Section!  Please contact Ms. King AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to express your interest.  You must be available for a three-hour meeting sometime in the week of March 27th and the day of the Awards Event on April 29th


Contact Hollee L. King, AICP at hollee@sitespacificplanning.com or 805-901-2261 for more information on the Central Coast Section's Awards Program.


Please help support the Awards program. Sponsorships are needed to keep the ticket costs low and allow students to participate at a reduced price. Many levels of agency sponsorships are available and individual sponsorships are also welcomed. Become a sponsor using the online form below:

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