Awards and Scholarships
2024 Division Awards Program Best practice, Innovation and student awards
The Economic Development Division is seeking nominations for its awards program in three categories – Best Practices, Innovation, and Student Project. One project that is submitted in the best practice or innovation category will be selected as the Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development award honoring Don Hunter, who contributed a great deal of time and wisdom to APA, including serving as Chair of our Division.
Nomination deadline has been extended to Monday, March 4th by 5:00 p.m. EST.
The awards information packet and application form can be accessed below:
Award winners will be announced at the 2024 Annual National APA Planning Conference, to be held in Minneapolis from April 13-16. Projects receive nationwide recognition as award recipients will be recognized at the annual meeting, be featured in the Economic Development Division’s quarterly newsletter, and may be given the opportunity to participate in a webinar discussing their award-winning project.
Honorees have used the award as an opportunity to recognize their team’s professional accomplishments at community events, worked with local media to highlight the project to build and maintain local support and recognition, as well as promote the company’s success on social media by advertising the award-winning project.
Only APA members may submit nominations. Division members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate projects that deserve recognition.
Any questions on the awards program may be emailed to email@example.com with “awards” in the subject line.
2023 Award Winners
The Division is always seeking volunteers to assist with the awards committee. Please contact us for more information.