Each year, The St. Louis Metro Section recognizes outstanding planning practice in the region. With nominations typically submitted in early March, the awards are announced and presented at the section's annual Spring Workshop. The award categories are: 

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Making 
  • Award for Outstanding Plan Implementation
  • Award for Outstanding Best Planning Practice
  • Dwight F. Davis Award for Outstanding Planning Advocate (May be awarded to more than one person per year)


Prior Year Awardees: 

2019

2019 Photos by Mara Perry. Many photos feature Scott Hanson and Jonathan Roper from the St. Louis Metro Section.

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Making: The Lake St. Louis Comprehensive Plan (The i5 Group)
    The i5 Group - Web large

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Implementation: The Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom (Heartlands Conservancy)
    Heartlands Conservancy Award Web large

  • Dwight F. Davis Award for Outstanding Planning Advocate: 
    Bill Koehnemann, City of Highland, Combined Planning and Zoning Board
    Bill Koehnemann Award 2019 Web large

    and Missy Waldman, City of Olivette, City Council.
    Missy Waldman 2019 Award Web Large

  • President's award: Richard Ward.

2018

2018 Photos by Mara Perry. 
All photos feature Cynthia Bowen, President of APA National and Scott Hanson from the St. Louis Metro Section

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Making: The Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan (Rise Community Development
    Rise Gravois Jefferson 2018 award web

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Implementation:  Educational Campus Zoning District (The City of Webster Groves)
    Webster Groves 2018 Award web

  • Award for Outstanding Best Planning Practice: Business Assistance Program (City of Fairview Heights)
    Fairview Heights 2018 Award Web

  • President's award: Dr. Peter Salsich, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Planning
    Peter Salsich 2018 award web


2017

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Making: Creve Coeur 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update (H3 Studio, City of Creve Coeur)

  • Award for Outstanding Plan Implementation: Gateway Bike Plan (Alta Planning)

  • Dwight F. Davis Award for Outstanding Planning Advocate: David Wilson (East-West Gateway Council of Governments)

  • President's award: John King, land use attorney.