Great Places in Missouri
The Great Places in Missouri program was started in 2014 to recognize neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces throughout Missouri that demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning- attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire residents and visitors alike. The Great Places in Missouri program was modeled after APA’s Great Places in America program that has recognized 303 neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces around the country since 2007.
Great Places in Missouri nominations are accepted year round with awardees being announced in the spring. APA Missouri hosts an event in conjunction with the Planners' Day at the Capitol to present the awards and honor the communities for the great efforts in planning. Honorees are also presented again at the annual state conference in October.