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.
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AWARDS REVIEW COMMITTEE

Nominations for our 2017 Professional Awards Program have been received. This Program recognizes outstanding planning achievements within the region and the WNY APA Section. Awardees will be honored at the WNY APA Section Awards Celebration this May (save the date!).

These submissions are being reviewed by the Awards Review Committee, which includes a mix of public and private sector representatives along with urban and rural planning perspectives, and includes 
the following members:

     Angela Keppel (Chair), Buffalo Place

     Kelly Dixon - GBNRTC

     Wendy Salavti – WWS Planning

     Sarah Gatti – Orleans County Planning Department

     Amy Fisk – Niagara County Center for Economic Development


If you have questions regarding the 2017 Professional Awards Program, please feel free to contact Angela Keppel at 
akepps@gmail.com

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A huge thank you to everyone that came out to the 2016 WNY APA Annual Meeting and Awards event at Resurgence!!! We had a record 85 people attend, we drank and ate delicious things, and everyone got to learn about and honor some of the best projects happening in the region right now. We hope you liked the reinvented and more casual venue and welcome any feedback you have! Pictures of the event are below!



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 | 2016 AWARD WINNERS BELOW |

Comprehensive Planning Award

"Oswegatchie River Blueway Trail Management Plan"
Empire State Development, City of Ogdensburg, Oswegatchie River Communities, peter j. smith, Aubertine and Currier 


Best Practice Award
"NFTA Access Enhancement Study for Canalside & Cobblestone Districts
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NFTA, GBNRTC, Empire State Development, Parsons Brinckerhoff


Planning Implementation Award
"The Ohio Street Road Diet: Building a Complete Street"
City of Buffalo DPW, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Wendel Companies


Public Outreach Award
"The Stella Niagara Reserve Vision Plan
Western New York Land Conservancy


Outstanding Student Project
"Revitalizing Bailey-Genesee Neighborhood: Alternative Places for Buffalo's East Side"
University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Studio


Outstanding Student Project - Honorable Mention
"Through The Tracks of Time: Uncovering Buffalo's Belt Line as a Cultural Landscape
University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Studio


Student of Merit Award
Sarah Gatti 
Buffalo State College


Michael J. Krasner Memorial Scholarship Award
Michael E. Tuzzo V
University at Buffalo


AICP Excellence Award
Nathan Aldrich
University at Buffalo