APA LA Award
March 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BATON ROUGE – Center for Planning Excellence receives American Planning Association's Louisiana Chapter Excellence Award for Education and Advocacy.
The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit was awarded an Excellence Award for Education and Advocacy on March 3rd at the 2016 State Planning Conference in Houma. Receiving the award was Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas, Executive Director, and CPEX staff Lauren Marschall, Rachel DiResto, Jennifer Stenhouse David and Ryan Benton.
The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) Smart Growth Summit is an annual convening since 2003 in Baton Rouge of elected officials, engaged citizens and local, national and international experts in community planning and growth designed to stimulate discussion on the need for sound planning in Louisiana. The Summit is an educational resource for Louisiana’s elected and appointed officials, planning practitioners, and those shaping the built environment including developers, architects and engineers as well as citizen and activist groups. The statewide conference helps to advance communities across Louisiana in their quest to become sustainable and prosperous by presenting a wealth of information and creating valuable partnerships. It provides an opportunity to learn from planning experts as well as to hear what challenges and successes other Louisiana communities have faced as they work towards a more sustainable future.
For over 30 years, the members of the APA Louisiana Chapter have been at work in our communities and parishes. Our mission is to promote the practice of planning in Louisiana as a way to build strong, resilient communities. Our members include practicing planners, students and planning officials. We welcome you to learn more about our organization at www.louisianaplanning.com or contact the APA Louisiana Chapter Vice President of Public Information, James Taylor at (225) 250-6070.