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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Lancaster County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for places2040 Leadership Awards



Scott W. Standish, Executive Director

Lancaster County Planning Commission


 Lancaster County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for places2040 Leadership Awards

 Lancaster, PA, 13 October 2022

 The Lancaster County Planning Commission is seeking nominations for its 2023 places2040 Planning Leadership Awards program.

 These awards are designed to recognize planning projects and individuals that demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in implementing places2040, the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Planning projects and individuals from the public, private, or nonprofit sectors are eligible for Leadership Awards.

 Students are also encouraged to submit projects which Increase the understanding and support for good planning, the planning process, and places2040. Examples of student projects include graphic art, video or animation, websites, and class or community projects.

 Examples of planning projects include plans, programs, ordinances, and guidelines; conservation, preservation, and revitalization efforts; best practices; public involvement, outreach, and education; implementation efforts; built projects; and partnerships; etc.

 Individuals include members of planning commissions and committees, economic development organizations, heritage and resource conservation groups, community groups, and watershed associations, as well as citizen activists, neighborhood leaders, elected or appointed officials, community volunteers, educators, consultants, and business leaders, etc.

 Award winners will be recognized at an event in the spring of 2023.

 A Leadership Awards application package can be found on the Lancaster County Planning Commission’s website at

 For questions on the nomination and application process, please contact Mary L. Frey, Principal Planner, at 717-299-8333 or

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