River Board to recognize outstanding stewardship of the river

33rd Annual Community Design AwardsAt their August 24th regular quarterly meeting, the River Board approved the inaugural Hillsborough River Stewardship Award. This award, sponsored by the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board and Technical Advisory Council, will recognize persons who have made a significant contribution to the health, well-being and stewardship of the Hillsborough River. This prestigious award will be given out at the Planning Commission’s 33rd Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas.

This awards program is a well-respected tradition honoring the very best in planning and design in Hillsborough County. Winning projects contribute to a better quality of life in our community and serve as models to learn from and emulate. With the emphasis on the importance of great planning in our own region, the 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!

Hosted by ABC Action News Anchor Brendan McLaughlin, the Planning & Design Awards will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM at T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased no later than Thursday, October 22nd. Registration and more information: