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Planning Awards


City Planning
American Planning Association
Colorado Chapter Award
Community Engagement Award - The Plan Van 2008
American Planning Association
Colorado Chapter Award
Community Service Project Award - Development Review Guide
2008
American Planning Association
Colorado Chapter Award
Outstanding Colorado planning efforts for the East Mulberry Corridor Plan. 2004
State of Colorado
Governors Award
Outstanding efforts in smart growth and development for City Plan. 1998
State of Colorado
Governors Award
Outstanding efforts in smart growth and development for the Fossil Creek Reservoir Area Plan. 1998
American Planning Association
Colorado Chapter Award
Outstanding Colorado planning efforts for City Plan and Design Standards and Guidelines for Large Retail Establishment. 1997
Ford Foundation and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Finalist Certificate
Innovations in state and local government for the Land Development Guidance System. 1987 and
1988
American Planning Association
Outstanding Planning Program Honor Award
Land Development Guidance System. 1982
Western Planners
President Award
Joe Frank - Outstanding Leadership in Regional Planning  
American Planning Association
Colorado Chapter Award
Joe Frank - Outstanding Planning Professional  
American Planning Association
Colorado Chapter Award
Outstanding Planning Project - Northern Colorado Communities Separator Study  

Affordable Housing
Volunteers of America
Excellence in Government
Only four statewide awards are given annually to groups who demonstrate “exemplary philanthropic accomplishments."
2008
Neighbor to Neighbor
Certificate of Appreciation
Supporting the acquisition of the properties at 2404 Clearview and 1041 Ponderosa, and rehabilitation of all 8 Neighbor to Neighbor affordable properties in Fort Collins. 2005
US Department of Housing & Urban Development
The Robert L. Woodson Jr. Award
In recognition of efforts in "Expanding Affordable Housing through Regulatory Barrier Reduction." 2005
Rural Housing NOW!
Eagle Award
Innovative and creative advocacy campaign for awareness of affordable housing issues for the Faces and Places of Affordable Housing posters. 2002
3CMA
Silver Circle Award
Most creative program with least dollars spent for the Faces and Places of Affordable Housing posters. 2002
Rural Housing NOW!
Eagle Award Nominee
Excellence in Colorado Housing. 1998
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Certificate of Appreciation
Heartfelt commitment and generous support that was provided for the families of the program. 1998
Food Distribution Center
Plaque of Special Thanks
Recognition of efforts to fight hunger in Larimer County through significant funding of the Bulk Repack Room. 1998
State of Colorado
Governors Award
Outstanding efforts in smart growth and development for the Affordable Housing program. 1998
Affordable Housing Coalition of Larimer County
Meeting the Challenge Award
Significant and innovative efforts to increase the availability of Affordable Housing. 1997
State of Colorado
Governors Award
Outstanding efforts in smart growth and development for The Woodlands affordable housing project. 1997
US Department of Housing & Urban Development
Certificate of Recognition
Significant efforts in creating affordable housing opportunities for your dedicated attention to comprehensive planning and managed development which has resulted in Fort Collins being named as one of the most desired cities in which to live. 1997
CARE Housing
Plaque in Appreciation
HOME program's commitment to affordable housing. 1996
CARE Housing
Plaque in Appreciation
Community Development Block Grant Program's commitment to affordable housing. 1996
Project Self-Sufficiency
Certificate of Appreciation
Community Development Block Grant Program's generous support of services for single parents. 1996
CARE Housing
Plaque in Appreciation
Community Development Block Grant Program's commitment to affordable housing. 1995
US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Certificate for Excellence
Financial management. 1990
US Department of Housing & Urban Development
Certificate of National Merit
For consistent, bold leadership and vibrant public-private partnerships in the Community Development Block Grant Program which illustrated the best in local self-initiative. Today, it serves as a model for the nation, by the National Recognition Program for Urban Development Excellence. 1988