The APA-NC Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Marvin Collins Award Winners. The APA-NC Awards Program includes NC Great Places and the Marvin Collins Planning Awards and recognize the places, people, and projects that represent the highest standards of achievement in the North Carolina Planning Community. Awards are presented annually during the North Carolina Planning Conference. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of independent planners from throughout the state. The awards signify the highest standards of achievement for planning in North Carolina. 


Comprehensive Planning (Small Community)

KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan (Town of Knightdale)

Honorable Mention Comprehensive Planning (Large Community)

Living Asheville: A Comprehensive Plan for Our Future

Special Theme Award: Innovation in Planning Services, Education, and Public Involvement

Greensboro Plan2Play (City of Greensboro)

Robert Reiman Award

James F. Rhodes, Pitt County Planning Director

Student Awards

Appalachian State University - Rhiannon Reed-Kelly (individual)

East Carolina University - Nick Musarra (individual)

East Carolina University - Movement Mufreesboro (project)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Lucia Constantine (individual) 

Outstanding Planning Award - Special Theme Award: Multidisciplinary Project

Carolina Thread Trail

Greater Charlotte Regional Freight Mobility Plan (multijurisdictional)

Outstanding Planning Award - Implementation (Small Community)

Town of Hillsborough Churton Street Access Improvement Project

Outstanding Planning Award - Implementation (Large Community)

Wake Forest Renaissance Plan (Honorable Mention)