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Planning & Development Happy Hour 

When & Where

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Visit the Planning & Community Development Happy Hour Facebook Event for more information. 

Contact: John Cruz for more detail.

Community Planning Champion Award 2019 Winners

The St. Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association is proud to present the 2019 Community Planning Champions.

  • Sundy Whiteside - SLACO, Vacancy Collaborative 
  • John Cruz - Rise Development, American Planning Association St. Louis Metro Section Board Member
  • Gary Newcomer - Community Builders Network
  • Vacancy Collaborative

The Community Planning Champion Award may be awarded to recognize citizens and organizations who distinguish themselves through their leadership and exceptional efforts to advance their communities, places, and people. The Community Planning Champion Award honors persons who are making impactful contributions to their community through their actions, talents, and commitments.  These persons have a deep passion for their cause and a proven ability to catalyze commitment into action.  Only persons or organizations in the Greater Saint Louis Region are eligible. 

  •          Inspire positive action in their community,
  •          Encourage fellow citizens to partake in community and civic engagement,
  •          Advocate for specific community needs and issues while embracing compassion and inclusivity,
  •          Strive for strong, equitable, and vibrant communities for all people, and
  •          Establish significant and lasting impressions on land use and the built environment.