Chapter Awards

Stay tuned for information about nominations for 2018 Chapter awards.  Categories are Professional Planner, Citizen Planner, Project, and Plan.  To get a head start, here are the 2017 NNECAPA Awards Nomination Form and 2017 NNECAPA Awards Criteria.

Past Winners

2017 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Lewiston Legacy (Maine)
Project of the Year: Concord Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
Professional Planner of the Year: Rick Sawyer, AICP, Bedford, New Hampshire
Citizen Planner of the Year: Don Russell, Topsham, Maine

 2016 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Essex, Vermont Town Plan
Project of the Year: Community Planning Grant Program, New Hampshire Housing
Professional Planner of the Year: Ben Frost, New Hampshire Housing
Citizen Planner of the Year: Robert Vasseur, Fayston, Vermont

2015 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Granite State Future, New Hampshire’s Regional Planning Commissions (led by Nashua RPC)
Project of the Year: Barnes Camp Visitor Center Restoration, Stowe, Vermont
Professional Planner of the Year: Jane Lafleur, Executive Director, Friends of Midcoast Maine and The Community Institute
Citizen Planner of the Year: Bob Beurmann, South Hero, Vermont

2014 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Town of Bedford NH, Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity Master Plan, Bedford, New Hampshire in collaboration with Jeffrey H. Taylor & Associates
Project of the Year:  “On-line GIS Mapping to Assist Rural Washington County, ME in Planning for the Future and Preparing for Impacts of Climate Change,” the Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) and University of Maine at Machias GIS Service Center (UMMGIS)
Professional Planner of the Year: Sarah Hadd, Town Planner, Town of Colchester, Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: Hugh Tallman, Belvidere, Vermont

2013 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: planBTV-Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan by the City of Burlington, Vermont and Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative (TPUDC)
Project of the Year: Mad River Valley Hill Farm Project, Mad River Valley Planning District, Vermont
Professional Planner of the Year: Sandrine Thibault, AICP, Principal Planner for Comprehensive Planning – City of Burlington, Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: Maxine Beecher, South Portland, Maine

2012 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Riverfront Island Master Plan prepared by the City of Lewiston, Maine and Goody Clancy
Project of the Year: Vermont RPC’s Response to Tropical Storm Irene implemented by the Regional Planning Commissions of Vermont
Professional Planner of the Year: Joshua Schwartz – Mad River Valley Planning District, Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: Timothy Moore, Plaistow, New Hampshire

2011 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Damariscotta Heart & Soul Planning Charrette Report, Damariscotta, Maine
Project of the Year:
Middlebury Cross Street Bridge, Middlebury, Vermont
Professional Planner of the Year:
Christopher G. Parker, City of Dover, New Hampshire
Citizen Planner of the Year: Paul Goldberg, Bedford, New Hampshire

2010 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: 2009 Downtown Revitalization Plan, Rockland, Maine
Project of the Year:
2009 Form-Based Code for the Central Business District, Dover, New Hampshire
Professional Planner of the Year:
Faith Ingulsrud, State of Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: James Duffy, Keene, New Hampshire

2009 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Moving Forward Together: Keene Community Vision 2008, Keene, New Hampshire
Project of the Year: Innovative Land Use Planning Techniques Handbook, New Hamsphire Department of Environmental Services & New Hampshire’s Regional Planning Commissions
Professional Planner of the Year: Dana Farley, Town of Essex, Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: Scott Mapes, Burlington, Vermont

2008 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: 2008 Rutland Regional Plan, Rutland Regional Planning Commission, Rutland, Vermont
Project of the Year: Milford Community Facilities Planning Process, Milford, New Hampshire
Professional Planner of the Year: Kathleen Fuller, Augusta, Maine
Citizen Planner of the Year: Nancy Malcolm, Middlebury, Vermont

2007 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Town Center Plan, Barrington NH by Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
Project of the Year: Planner’s Handbook on Energy Efficiency and Climate Change by Clay Mitchell, Town of Epping And Julia Dundorf, NH Carbon Challenge
Professional Planner of the Year: Alex Weinhagen, Director of Planning and Zoning, Town of Hinesburg, Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: John Lambert, North Hero Planning Commission & Northwest Regional Planning Commission

2006 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: NRPC Region-Wide Build Out Analysis, Nashua Region Planning Commission, NH
Project of the Year:  Camden, ME
Professional Planner of the Year: Roger Houston, Planning Director, City of Nashua, NH
Citizen Planner of the Year: Arthur (Pete) Gagnon, Merrimack, New Hampshire

2005 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Town of Stowe, VT
Project of the Year: Maine State Planning Office
Professional Planner of the Year: Mark Blucher, AICP
Citizen Planner of the Year: Nelson Disco, Merrimack, New Hampshire

2004 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Rural Brunswick Smart Growth Advisory Committee
Project of the Year: Northwest Regional Planning Commission (VT)
Professional Planner of the Year: Lee Krohn, AICP
Professional Planner of the Year: Elizabeth Della Valle, AICP
Citizen Planner of the Year: Robert Lloyd
Special Chapter Recognition: Mark T. Eldridge, AICP

2003 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: Portland (ME) Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee for “Destination Tomorrow”
Project of the Year: Maine Turnpike Authority and the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission for the “Kids and Transportation of York County Map Kit”
Citizen Planner of the Year: Nelson Brownell, Pownal, Vermont
Special Chapter Recognition: Chris Northrop, AICP, Chapter President 2001-2003

2002 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: City of Nashua, NH for the “Nashua 2000 Master Plan”
Project of the Year: Town of Williston, VT for the “Williston Residential Growth Management Plan”
Professional Planner of the Year: Gregory G. Brown, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Montpelier, Vermont
Citizen Planner of the Year: John T. Ewing, Burlington, Vermont

2001 Award Winners

Plan of the Year: City of Bangor, ME for the “Penobscot Riverfront Development Plan”
Project of the Year: VT Forum on Sprawl for the “Vermont Smart Growth Scorecard” and “Growing Smarter”
Professional Planner of the Year: Victoria Lee Smith, Town of Hanover, New Hampshire
Citizen Planner of the Year: Bill Hegman, Huntington, Vermont
Special Chapter Recognition: Maureen O’Meara, AICP, Chapter President 1999-2001

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