2020 Award Recipients

It doesn't seem like we'll be able to get together in person for this year's annual meeting and awards ceremony, so we would like to virtually announce our award winners.  We are proud of everyone working hard to elevate the planning profession by doing excellent work. 

Congratulations to our award recipients!  These projects are wonderful examples of how planners make a difference in our communities.  

Plan It! Award of Excellence - Polk City Park and Recreation Master Plan, City of Polk City

Build It! Award of Excellence - Advent Health Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park, City of Winter Haven

Jan Johnson Public Participation Award of Excellence - Disc Golf Course Service Learning Project for the Master Plan, Polk County Natural Resources

Service Award - Marisa Barmby, AICP is recognized for her years of service to the Heart of Florida Section of APA Florida from 2011-2019.  Marisa served several roles on the HOF Executive Committee and her leadership in guiding and directing our section HOF has been much appreciated.  Marisa continues to participate and offer her support to the HOF Executive Committee.  Thank you, Marisa, for your dedication and commitment to HOF, its members, APA Florida, and the planning profession.  We're proud of your contributions.

We'd also like to send a shout out to our Awards Committee for reviewing and evaluating the applications for our awards.  Thank you for volunteering your time, knowledge, and leadership to this important program for HOF members.

Stay tuned for information about our virtual celebration!