PSU students receiving an OAPA planning award in 2019

Students from Portland State University receiving their award at the 2019 Conference in Eugene

Each year, the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association honors outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership. We have been recognizing talented planners and their work across Oregon for over 30 years. Nominations are received and reviewed by the OAPA Awards Committee, a volunteer group of planning professionals from around the state. Click here for a list of the past award winners.

2023 Awards

We’ve revamped our awards program this year, to better highlight the excellent work being done throughout Oregon in all areas of planning.

We invite you to nominate projects and people you think are deserving of such recognition in the following categories:

Professional Development
Community Planning
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Planning
Professional Achievement in Planning
Student Achievement in Planning
Career Achievement

Click here for information on the categories and criteria.

Click here for the nomination form. If you have trouble with the nomination form, please email Stephanie Green at


Nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 25, 2023.

Award presentations will be made at the 2023 OAPA Annual State Planning Conference in Eugene, October 25-27, 2023.  If you have questions, contact OAPA Chapter Administrator, Stephanie Green at or 503.626.8197.

The OAPA board thanks the members of the Awards Committee for their hard work in recognizing the great work that our members do every year.

Amanda Ferguson, AICP, Chair, University of Oregon
Miranda Bateschell, City of Wilsonville
Beth Goodman, ECO Northwest
Kyra Haggart, Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
Jamin Kimmell, AICP, Cascadia Partners
Nicole Mardell, AICP, Deschutes County
Erin Reome, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, SERA Architects

For More Information

Contact Stephanie Green, OAPA Chapter Administrator, for more information on OAPA's Awards Program.