Livingston County Planning is an multi-award winning public planning organization, at both the State of Michigan and National levels.
Beginning in October of 2019, the Department won two prestigious Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) Awards for the 2018 Livingston County Master Plan. The Department won the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan is for a comprehensive or general plan that advances the science and art of planning.
The Department also won the MAP Best Practice award, which awards a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process. This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the-art planning methods and practices help to create communities of lasting value. The nomination for this award focused on the following project criteria: originality and innovation; implementation and transferability; stakeholder engagement; and effectiveness and results.
In April of 2020, the department also won two national planning awards for the 2018 Livingston County Master Plan; they are: the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division (CPD) National Association of County Planners (NACP) Awards of Merit. In July 2020 the American Planning Association (APA), Small Town and Rural Planning Division's Vernon Deines Award for a Comprehensive Plan/Large Jurisdiction.
More information regarding these awards can be found below.