American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

Awards Committee

The committee is responsible for selecting and recognizing people and projects that represent the highest standards of achievement in the planning profession. Each year the committee recognizes  those individuals and agencies who have completed outstanding plans, programs, and projects, or have made notable contributions to the planning profession.

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (APA-NC) Marvin Collins Planning Awards program annually recognizes agencies and individuals that have completed outstanding plans, programs, and projects; have excelled as planning students; or have made notable contributions to the planning profession. The awards signify the highest standards of achievement for planning in North Carolina, and highlight work that is worthy of attention.

The Awards Program is named in honor of the late Marvin Collins, a former Planning Director for Orange County, North Carolina, who developed the idea for the program in 1975. He received a Professional Achievement Award from the APA-NC just prior to his death in 1998. For the 25th anniversary of the awards program, the APA-NC Executive Committee recognized Marvin’s service to the chapter by adding his name to the awards program.

Award categories include:

  • Outstanding Planning
  • Phillip R Green Jr. Distinguished Service Award
  • Significant Contributions to Planning
  • Robert E. Reiman Professional Achievement
  • Distinguished Leadership
  • Journalism
  • Outstanding Students
  • Outstanding Project

For more information contact:

Scott Shuford
Chair
sshuford@ci.fay.nc.us

(P) 910-433-1311
(C) 828-450-0388

Karen Smith
Vice Chair
ksmith@nccommerce.com

(P) 828-251-6914
(C) 828-551-7279