2020 Core Values Awards: International Project of the Year Winner

Our Project Winners Sara Dechter of the City of Flagstaff, and Debora Ann Harris of Southside Community Association not only won the IAP2 USA Project of the Year Core Value Award, but also the International Award for their submission "Embracing Our Heritage; Enhancing Our Future: The Southside Community Specific Plan"

The Southside is a culturally diverse and historic neighborhood in central Flagstaff that has been experiencing renewed development pressure. The City and community association built a process that leveraged partnerships and storytelling to addressed difficult historic topics, while helping the community look forward. Staff and volunteers focused on creating numerous meaningful small opportunities, many of them “on-the-street," to gain insight and understanding into the community’s view of history and the City government. The suite of creative public participation methods and continual re-evaluation and adjustment of the process has rebuilt community trust and relationships. The Plan’s adoption was delayed by the COVID-19 emergency. Read More

IAP2 Announces 2020 International Core Values Awards Winners

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is pleased to announce the 2020 International Core Values Awards honoring award winners from around the world.

IAP2 International Chair, Kylie Cochrane congratulates the winners on behalf of the Board of Directors and regional affiliates. “IAP2’s seven Core Values go to the very heart of our association and guide how we think about and practice authentic engagement and I’m proud to acknowledge the best of the best.”

These award winners represent best practice in our field and serve as model of excellence for others to emulate. Winners and finalists are recognized for their contributions to the field in the areas of indigenous engagement, community development, health, infrastructure, environment, disaster and emergency services as well as for their creativity, innovation and inclusion. This is a testament to the tremendous expansion, professionalism and impact of our field of expertise.

Finalists for the ’best of the best international awards were gathered from entries submitted by IAP2 Regions in Australasia, Canada, and United States.

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