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.
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 were recognized at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Each year. winners of the "national" awards (see below) go on to compete against winners from other IAP2 affiliates from around the world. In 2017, the Mental Health Center of Denver was named Project of the Year for the entire IAP2 Federation.
Project of the Year Award
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.
The National Award for Overall Project of the Year is chosen from the winners of these Project Awards.
The winners in each category of the Awards were announced at the Core Values Awards Gala Dinner at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver.
Learn from the best of the best!
IAP2 USA Core Values Awards Winners, 2014 - 2017
2017 Organization of the Year
2017 Project of the Year Award &
Marty Rozelle & Lewis Michaelson on the Core Values Awards