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Year Award Program/Recipient Summary
1996 Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award (Planning Implementation)

Horizon Plan

Outstanding achievement in "Planning Implementation" for the "Horizon Plan Public Awareness Project"

1997

Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award (Comprehensive Planning, Large City)

Economic Development Plan

Outstanding achievement in the Economic Development Section & Strategic Plan for Economic Development

1997 Louisiana APA Honorable Mention Outstanding Planning Award

Unified Development Code

The progress of the Unified Development Code including a Citizens Advisory Committee in the development

1997

Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Merit Award in Communications

Horizon Plan Public Awareness Program

The programs ability to inform citizens on the details of planning

1997 Distinguished Leadership Award

Chairman Frank Muscarello

Outstanding leadership

1998 Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award for Implementation Horizon Plan

Progress of the 5-year update of the Horizon Plan.

1998 Distinguished Leadership Award Troy Bunch Outstanding leadership
1999 Public Education Award

Land Development Guide

Providing the public with excellent information about planning

1999 ASLA Research and Communication Award

Land Development Guide

Providing excellent information in an easy to read & plain language format
1999 ASLA Individual Award

Ellen Miller

Support of ASLA

1999 Baton Rouge Good Growth Coalition Individual Excellence Award Troy Bunch

Creating open lines of communication & enhanced dialogue

2000 Louisiana APA Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

New Zoning Classifications

Project, program or tool that advances the effectiveness of planning

2000 ASLA Public Education Award

"Planning,What is It?" (publication)

A publication informing the public about the Planning Commission & what planning does

2001

Louisiana APA Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

"Wetlands Identification and Characterization"

A system that advances wetland planning

2001 ASLA Public Education Award

Wetlands Educational Outreach Program

Educating of the public about Wetlands

2002 Louisiana APA Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

Bluebonnet Boulevard Corridor Study

Coordinating & addressing the needs for the Bluebonnet Boulevard area

2002 Good Growth Coalition Award for Excellence in Planning

Bluebonnet Boulevard Corridor Study

Progress of the Bluebonnet Boulevard area

2002

Distinguished Contribution Award

Troy Bunch

Extraordinary contributions to the APA

2003 ASLA Public Education Award

Resource Center

Creation of a Resource Center to provide information to the public

2003 Louisiana APA Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

Brownfields Program

Creating a program to help revitalize deteriorating neighborhoods

2004 The Intergraph Geospatial Achievement Award from Intergraph Mapping & Geospatial Solutions

GIS

Development of a GIS database and website
2004 Louisiana APA Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

GIS

Implementation of a GIS for the improvement of planning

2004 ASLA Research and Communication Award

GIS

Providing an efficient means for landscape architects to obtain information

2004 ASLA Council of Fellows

Troy Bunch

Outstanding accomplishments over a period of time

2005 ASLA Public Education Award

Historical Land Development Website

Website's ability to assess environmental conditions, interpret current trends & make more informed decisions for the future

2005 LDEQ- Citation for Brownfields Excellence

Brownfields Program

For significant redevelopment of North Blvd

2006 Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award for for a Special Community Initiative

Baton Rouge Zoning Advisory Committee

Innovation of providing public input and public participation in the planning process

2007 Growth Coalition Good Growth Award

Zoning Advisory Committee

For contributions to public engagement and involvement in planning
2007 Louisiana APA Planning Award for a Special Community Initiative

Old South Baton Rouge

Efforts to remediate brownfield sites in this area
2008 Distinguished Service Award

Martha Jane Tassin

Outstanding Leadership
2008 Innovation in Geospatial Practices Award GIS Innovative applications to assist and further the practice of planning in the City-Parish
2008 Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award for Public Education Wetland Program Workshops that targeted government officials & the development community about nonpoint source pollution & effective stormwater management
2009 Growth Coalition Good Growth Award Stormwater Management Program For positive contributions in enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish
2009 League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze Level) Commitment to providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists & for efforts to encourage bicycle use for recreation & transportation
2009
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Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award for Public Education Land Development Application Search Tool LDAST) Innovative mapping software that furthers public education efforts by increasing understanding & awareness of planning principles & by encouraging participation in the planning process
2009 Louisiana APA Outstanding Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool Infill/Mixed Use Small Planned Unit Development Zoning District (ISPUD) Planning tool that has significantly advanced the cause of planning & emphasizes implementation & results
2009 Louisiana Municipal Association Community Achievement Award Honorable Mention

Land Development Application Search Tool(LDAST)

Outstanding community improvement in community development
2009
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Louisiana ASLA Professional Design Honor Award for Special Projects, Communications Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)Education Program Superior professional accomplishment in communicating best practices for sustainable design
2010
LDEQ- Citation for Brownfields Excellence Brownfields Program For assistance with the environmental cleanup at Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
2012
Growth Coalition Good Growth Award FUTUREBR For succesful coordination and public involvement during the update to the comprehensive plan
2012
Horizon Plan Lead Agency of the Year Horizon Plan Implementation For successful coordination and implementation of the Horizon Plan over 20 years
2013 League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Bicycle Friendly Communities (Bronze Level) Commitment to providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists and for efforts to encourage bicycle use for recreation and transportation
       
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