Nominations are being accepted through February 28 for the 2012 Frank F. Ferris II Community Planning Award, an annual recognition of local planning commissions or committees whose plans "have contributed to the elevation of planning principles, greater awareness of the value of planning, and improved quality of life".
The Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission (HCRPC) will judge the nominations based upon such criteria as the advancement of the science and art of planning, the role of the planning commission or committee in the planning process, public participation and outreach efforts, collaboration, implementation, and plan effectiveness.
Plans must have been completed within Hamilton County within the past calendar year.
The HCRPC board will select a winner on March 7, which will be recognized at the Planning Partnership Annual Meeting on March 15 at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, located at Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown.
Created by the HCRPC in 1995, the Frank F. Ferris II Planning Award recognizes and honors the lifelong dedication of Mr. Frank F. Ferris II to municipal, county, and regional planning activities.
Past winners include the Greenhills Comprehensive Plan (2010), Price Hill Will's Glenway Market Study and Redevelopment Plan (2009), the City of Cincinnati Climate Protection Steering Committee for its Green Cincinnati Plan (2008), and the North College Hill Comprehensive Plan (2007).
Previous reading on BC:
Greenhills wins county planning award (3/16/11)
Nominations for Hamilton Co planning award due next Monday (2/21/11)