The WNY APA recognizes the great planning work taking place by our members through an annual Awards Program. We are the only Section in the New York Upstate APA Chapter with an awards program! Nominations are accepted during the early months of each year, and winners are honored at an Awards Dinner/Ceremony held each May. The Awards Committee is chaired by the Past Director of WNY APA who serves as a non-voting member; other committee members are volunteers.

A huge thank you to everyone that came out to the 2018 WNY APA Annual Reception at our new venue, The Foundry!! We had about 80 people attend which was just about the same as last year! We drank and ate delicious food, networked and mingled with each other, and got to learn about and honor some of the best projects happening in the WNY region right now. We hope you enjoyed our reinvented event and welcome any feedback you have. Pictures of the event are below!



Comprehensive Planning Award
"Town of West Seneca Comprehensive Plan"

Comprehensive Planning Award - Honorable Mention
"Niagara Waterfront Brownfield Opportunity Area

Public Outreach Award
"Tonawanda - A Community Engaged

Outstanding Student Project
"Preservation on the Inland Seas"
University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Studio

Distinguished Leadership - Michael J. Krasner Professional Planner Award
Kenneth Swanekamp

Planner Emeritus
James Allen

Michael J. Krasner Memorial Scholarship Award
Jeffrey Rehler
University at Buffalo

AICP Excellence Award
Erin Sweeney
University at Buffalo