Each year, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association bestows the Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Awards on communities or individuals who demonstrate exceptional merit in planning.
As an acknowledgement of the academic and professional excellence displayed while at University of North Carolina’s Department of City and Regional Planning at Chapel Hill, Carly Hoffman (2018 Master’s Graduate) was nominated by UNC for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Ms. Hoffman was recognized, in particular, for her leadership in improving the visibility of the Carolina Planning Journal.
The award will be presented at the APA-NC annual conference held in Winston-Salem September 11-14, 2018.
About the North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Awards. The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) is an association of 1,400 professional and citizen planners working to preserve great places and to create a bright future for North Carolina. The APA-NC Marvin Collins Planning Awards program annually recognizes agencies and individuals that have completed outstanding plans, programs, and projects; have excelled as planning students; or have made notable contributions to the planning profession. The awards signify the highest standards of achievement for planning in North Carolina and highlight work that is worthy of attention.
The Awards Program is named in honor of the late Marvin Collins, a former Planning Director for Orange County, North Carolina, who developed the idea for the program in 1975. He received a Professional Achievement Award from the APA-NC just prior to his death in 1998. For the 25th anniversary of the awards program, the APA-NC Executive Committee recognized Marvin’s service to the chapter by adding his name to the awards program.