Award Categories 

  1. An individual of New Jersey who has demonstrated an unusual or significant contribution to planning.
    (Planner, Mayor, Board Member)

  2. A Municipality or Agency adopting a special project which makes a significant contribution to planning.
    (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Governing Body, Historic Preservation Committee, etc.)

  3. A County, Regional, or Other Governmental Entity making a significant contribution to the planning process.
    (County Planning Board)

  4. A Civic or Citizen's Organization that has, through its efforts, made significant contributions to or furthered public 
    understanding of planning topics and concerns.

  5. A Residential Development deserving of recognition for achieving a high standard of good physical design and enhancing the quality of life.

  6. A Commercial or Industrial Development that through imagination and creativity enhances economic and social quality.

  7. A Rehabilitation Project that impacts and improves the standards of a neighborhood. 

  8. An Environmental Project resulting in an appreciable improvement or preservation of land use, clean air, savings in energy, water, etc.

  9. A Significant Beautification Project that was completed through the standard planning process.

  10. A Publication that has through its journalistic efforts made an important contribution to Planning or the understanding of the planning process.


2022 Award winners


  • David Szilagyi
  • Mayor Paul Medany
  • Plainfield Economic Development Department Staff



  • The Vista
  • Hank Aaron Park & Home Run Plaza
  • The Land Conservancy of New Jersey



  • Berkeley Heights: Master Plan
  • Somerset County: Preservation Plan

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NJPO Awards Banquet Journal

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