IAP2 USA Core Values Awards
A Celebration of Excellence in Public Participation

Public participation is based on the belief that
those who are affected by a decision have a right
to be involved in the decision- making process.

...be recognized for your work in P2!

2017 IAP2 Core Values Awards Applicant's Kit

Applications for the 2017 Core Values Awards
Are Open NOW through May 10, 2017

What are the IAP2 Core Values Awards?

Each year, IAP2 Affiliates around the world recognize leaders in the profession through the IAP2 Core Values Awards. The awards go to projects and organizations which best demonstrate IAP2's Core Values and help to raise the bar in the field of public engagement by sharing best practices and inspiring the P2 community to learn from one another. As a friendly competition, the Core Values Awards encourage new approaches and innovative uses of existing ones. The 2017 winning entries will be recognized at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Project Awards

  • General Project Award – This award will be given to the project that best reflects excellence in the tools, techniques and efforts in public participation and demonstrates the use of all the Core Values within a defined project.

  • Creativity and Innovation Award – This award will be given to the project that best demonstrates innovative, creative use of techniques and tools to effectively and meaningfully engage participants in a project. Judges will look for a robust project or process that stands out because it is unique, with a series of innovations that can serve as a model for others.

  • Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Award – This award will be given to the project that best demonstrates one or more of the following:
    —Effective engagement of marginalized, vulnerable and “hard to reach” populations
    —A multicultural, linguistically diverse and/or bilingual process that reflect a depth and diversity of participants
    —Size, scope and scale of project that incorporates areas that are remote, rural or vast
    —Culturally appropriate and inclusive processes with Indigenous people and/or communities
    —Projects that resulted in positive social outcomes with limited budget and/or resources in such a project

IAP2 USA also offers three National Awards, which will move on to compete internationally at the IAP2 Federation Core Values Awards:

National Awards

  • Project of the Year Award
  • Organization of the Year Award
  • Research Project of the Year Award

The winners in each category of the Awards will be announced at the Core Values Awards Gala Dinner at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The International Awards are to be judged in August and the winners will be announced in the fall.

Application Process

Full Applications are due by the end of the day Wednesday, May 10th.
Download and use the 2017 Applicant’s Kit to apply. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com

Learn from the best of the best!
IAP2 USA Core Values Awards Winners, 2014 - 2016


Organization of the Year

City of Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan

Chris Hartye (City of Hillsboro Oregon) receives the award for Organization of the Year from Leah

Chris Hartye, City of Hillsboro Oregon, receives the award on behalf of the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, for Organization of the Year from IAP2 USA President Leah Jaramillo.

Project of the Year

Pinnacle Peak West Area
Drainage Master Study
Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Theresa Gunn of GCI Consulting receives award for Project of the Year on behalf of the Maricopa County (Arizona) Flood Control District. (This was also the General Project of the Year.)

Theresa Gunn of GCI Consulting receives award for Project of the Year on behalf of the Maricopa County (Arizona) Flood Control District from IAP2 USA President Leah Jaramillo.

Core Values Awards Around the World!
Read about winners from other countries, from past years, in the IAP2 Federation Showcase!

Marty Rozelle and Lewis Michaelson on the Core Values Awards

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