The South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association conducts an awards program every two years. The Chapter awards program recognizes outstanding efforts and achievements that advance the art and science of planning in the Palmetto State. Each of the plans, projects, organizations and individuals recognized will demonstrate a contribution to the improvement of the quality of life for South Carolinians.
Awards are a valuable public awareness tool for local governments, agencies, and community organizations. SCAPA awards offer one of the few opportunities that South Carolina planners and communities have to highlight the virtues of planning and recognize those who contribute to the profession. Seven awards are being offered this year, one in each of the following categories. Except for the Distinguished Planner category, the 2016 award schedule will recognize effort and achievements occurring from August 2014 through July 2016.