Livingston County Master Plan wins prestigious 2020 national award

A five-member awards team of the Small Town and Rural Planning Division of the American Planning Association gave the Livingston County Master Plan the Vernon Deines Award for a Comprehensive Plan for large jurisdictions (population 51,000+).

The award is given annually to an outstanding comprehensive plan or special project plan addressing development of a neighborhood, community, county or region.

The awards team uses the following criteria in evaluating the nominees: innovation, quality, measurable results and implementation, role of elected officials, transferability, collaboration/public involvement, and long-term sustainability and/or smart growth principles.

The Livingston County Master Plan was adopted in October 2018. The entire planning process was completed in-house by the three AICP planners of the Livingston County Planning Deoartment in collaboration with the seven-person Livingston County Planning Commission. The process was full funded through the department’s annual budget.

You can check out the online version of the plan by clicking here.

The American Planning Association is the world’s largest professional organization representing the field of urban planning.

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