In honor of our outstanding people and projects who have contributed to the planning profession, SRF is proud to have received four awards from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Minnesota).
SRF received recognition in the following categories:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Barry Warner, FASLA, AICP
- Excellence in Community Engagement
US 59 Worthington Corridor Study
Jennifer Quayle and Craig Vaughn, PE, PTOE, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, City of Worthington, and Nobles County
- Around the Bend: Response to Change (new award category in 2017)
Local System Preservation Guide
Mike Marti, Lance Bernard, and Samantha Markman, in collaboration with Anoka County, Dakota County, Freeborn County, Otter Tail County, Stearns County, and Minnesota Local Road Research Board
- Outstanding Student Project
Find It, Cook It, Save It
Joe Lampe, in collaboration with Andrew Degerstrom and Kevin Priestley
SRF staff recently accepted these awards at the 2017 Minnesota APA Conference in Mankato. This year’s conference theme was “Around the Bend: What’s Next for Planning,” which focused on areas of change, future needs, and adapting to nuances in planning.
Presenters and Conference Volunteers
In addition to receiving four awards, SRF staff also presented at two conference sessions:
- Engaging Minnesota’s Environmental Justice Populations: US 59 Worthington Corridor Study, Craig Vaughn, PE, PTOE and Jennifer Quayle
- Integrating New Approaches with Traditional Public Engagement Techniques, with Jennifer Quayle, in collaboration with MnDOT District 8
- Beyond the Land Use Plan: What’s Next for Blue Earth County, Stephanie Falkers, AICP, in collaboration with Blue Earth County
SRF extends a special thank you to our conference committee members and conference chairs for helping to organize this event:
- Samantha Markman, Conference Committee Member and Host of the Young Professionals Happy Hour
- Stephanie Falkers, AICP, Awards Chair
To learn more about our services and expertise, please visit our Community and Land Use Planning and Public Engagement pages.