39th Annual Planning & Design Awards Presented by TECO

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The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 39th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County presented by TECO. This awards program is a well-respected tradition honoring projects contributing to a better quality of life in our community and serving as models to learn from and emulate. With the emphasis on the importance of great planning in our own region, our awards program is held in October to align with the many national festivities during the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Community Planning Month and celebration of Great Places in America!

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We hope you will join us for our first awards program hosted by co-host of the MJ Morning Show on Q105, Roxanne Wilder. This year’s awards program will be held at The Gathering at Armature Works on Wednesday, October 27 from 4:307:30 pm. The reception with cash bar and delicious Tampa favorite foods starts at 4:30 pm. The awards program will commence at 6 pm.  Tickets are on sale from September 1 through October 20. If you are unable to pay online with a credit card, please contact Lynn Merenda at merendal@plancom.org.

If you are buying tickets for your entire party, please provide the name of each individual who will be attending on the registration site.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor!

Become a Sponsor

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lynn Merenda, merendal@plancom.org

Deadlines & Entry Fees

The entry fee may be waived for student designed projects or for projects designed and executed entirely with volunteer resources. Call 813.547.3342 to find out if your project qualifies for a waived fee.

Download the entry form

Early Bird $125

Friday, July 16 | 5 p.m.


General Entry $195

Tuesday, August 10 | 5 p.m.


The Planning Commission

601 E Kennedy Boulevard, County Center, 18th Floor Tampa, FL 33602


Lynn Merenda | merendal@plancom.org

Caroline Charles | charlesc@plancom.org

Davida Franklin | franklind@plancom.org