The ORPA Planning Award recognizes outstanding planning practices and processes used in the development or rehabilitation of a public park, trail, recreation, cultural facility and/or park system as a whole. Nominations are evaluated on planning practices used in the project, including community involvement; unusual or unique challenges and regulations encountered in the planning process; innovative techniques used to engage the community and partners; incorporation of operational and maintenance concerns.
Nominations are due Friday, August 2, 2019 by 5:00 PM.
To make a nomination for the Planning Award, please answer the following questions and provide any required information as instructed. Contact the Awards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the nomination process.
ORPA Awards will be presented at the 2019 ORPA Conference Awards Luncheon in Portland, Oregon on October 16th. Winners are strongly encouraged to be present to receive their award. If your nominee is selected to receive the award, you will be expected to provide a two- to three-minute video that highlights the winner's contributions. If production of a video is not possible, a 2-3 minute slide presentation with accompanying script may suffice. Videos are not required as part of the nomination process. The video or slide presentation for the winning recipient will be due on Monday, September 30, 2019.