06-2019 Do You Know an Unsung Mid-level Planning Hero?

Do You Know an Unsung Mid-level Planning Hero? 

2019 Barbara Grace Award

What does it mean to be an unsung hero? It's defined formally as a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution. Specifically, someone whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged. In our profession, these characteristics are often associated with frontline, mid-level planners!

Since 2004, the Barbara Grace Award has been given by the Chapter President to recognize a mid-level planner who has distinguished her or himself with dedication to public service and professional accomplishment. These are the planners at agencies and firms who will become the future leaders of the planning profession.

If you know a hard-working, accomplished but unsung planner, the Chapter would like to hear from you! At the Annual Conference in Tacoma, the Barbara Grace Award will be presented to a mid-level planner (5 to 10 years of experience) whose professionalism and attitude exemplify the best qualities of our field. If you know of a candidate who you believe merits consideration for this award, please take a moment to submit a nomination.

Please return the nomination form to Chapter President Rick Sepler, AICP at [email protected] no later than August 16, 2019. Feel free to add a second page if needed. Nominees must be current members of APA Washington Chapter. Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required.

2019 Barbara Grace Award for service and accomplishments — NOMINATION FORM

At the Annual Conference in Tacoma, the APA Washington Chapter will give the Barbara Grace Award to a mid-level planner who has distinguished herself or himself with dedication of public service and professional accomplishment. These are the front-line, unsung planners in our agencies and firms who help “Make Great Communities Happen” and represent the future leadership of our profession.

If you have a mid-level planner (generally 5 to 10 years of experience) who you believe merits consideration for the Barbara Grace Award, please take a moment to fill out this form. Please return your answers to the below questions to the Chapter President, Rick Sepler, AICP at [email protected] no later than August 16, 2019. Feel free to add a second page if needed. Nominees must be current members of APA Washington Chapter. Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required.

  • Name of Nominee:
  • Name of Agency, Department, Office or Firm where the nominee is employed:
  • How has this nominee distinguished her/himself with dedication to the professional service of the community and/or planning profession?
  • What specific projects or actions demonstrate the nominee’s professional accomplishments?
  • Name of Nominator, role and contact information (phone and email):
Nominate Today!

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