Awards

2017 Call for Nominations

Deadline for submissions in 2017: Wednesday, April 26th 

MAP accepts nominations for its Awards Program each year in the early spring. MAP recognizes special people, organizations and projects that contribute to the field of planning. Nominating a project is simple. Complete the nomination form and follow the instructions for submitting the remainder of the information needed to nominate a person, plan or project for an award in one of the following four categories: 

  • Citizen Planner of the Year
  • Professional Planner of the Year 
  • Project of the Year
  • Plan of the Year 

Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, April 26, 2017. It is anticipated that the winners will be announced and recognized at the MAP Annual Meeting on Friday, May 12 at the Freeport Hilton Garden Inn (Old Town Meeting Place). 

To submit, please download:

The recipients of MAP awards will be automatically nominated to NNECAPA for consideration under this awards program. For those who submit nominations for MAP awards but were not selected for an award, we encourage you to submit to the NNECAPA awards. NNECAPA is a separate awards program and will consider all nominations anew. 

Questions and information requests can be directed to Amanda Bunker (amanda.j.bunker@gmail.com) or Sarah Curran (scurran@mdf.org).

2016 Awards

Plan of the Year: Falmouth Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Town of Falmouth

A plan that lays out prioritized recommendations for the next 20 years for non-motorized modes of transportation in the community. The complete plan can be viewed at http://www.falmouthme.org/bicycle-pedestrian-project.

Project of the Year: The Rural Business Development Zone, Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) & Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC)

The first collaborative planning effort for the LUPC’s new Community Guided Planning and Zoning (CGPZ) program, to create a new development subdistrict in the unorganized area of Aroostook County.  The D-RB encourages creation of new, and growth of existing, rural businesses in Aroostook County and is available to applicants through a streamlined re-zoning process. The planning group determined where the new zone should be available, and developed a performance-based approach to categorizing and locating different scales and types of rural businesses within the zone, which provides additional flexibility for business owners. More information available at http://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc .


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