GPiA Great Places Around Here
Planning is behind the places communities value most. APA recognizes the neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together through good planning.
Planning is successful when it is inclusive and reflects the comprehensive values of the entire community. How can you get involved? Becoming a planner is one option.
Another option is to provide your input to help guide your community forward. Often planners will hold open houses or community sessions to gather resident input, ask questions and help prioritize community initiatives. Keep on eye on your planning department's website or even Facebook page for updates and notices.
If you'd like to take an even more active role, you can consider volunteering to serve on your community's planning commission.
The Chapter's Planning Awards Program recognizes individuals, organizations and communities for outstanding contributions to planning in their area. Any Chapter member may nominate plans, projects, programs, individuals, or organizations to several categories.