American Planning Association Accepting National Planning Awards Submissions for 2020

Each year, The American Planning Association’s National Planning Awards honor planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to cultivate affirming, stronger, and more equitable  communities for all. This represents an exciting opportunity for the “Age Friendly” work  happening in our communities to be shared and recognized!

The nomination window for the 2020 National Planning Awards is now open until September 6, 2019, at 5 p.m. CT. All nominations must be submitted online.


These resources are useful to review as you prepare to submit the nomination:

  1. Eligibility requirements 
  2. Excellence award categories
  3. Nomination requirements
  4. Former Awards Jury Chair W. Shedrick Coleman shares insight on 7 tips and tools to create a nomination that stands out and compels.
  5. Check out past award recipients


Please direct any questions regarding the nomination process to