Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Headlines | No Comments

Each year, the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association recognizes the best in planning across Illinois with its annual awards program. This year we are proud to announce that our Envision Oak Park Comprehensive Plan has earned a 2017 APA IL Award for Community Outreach.

The Envision Oak Park public outreach process was comprehensive and thorough in its scope. From the outset, the goal of the Village government, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, and our planning team was to engage citizens in order to draft a vision and series of recommendations that are specifically reflective of local goals and objectives. We are honored to receive such a prestigious award and are dedicated to continuing our forward thinking approach as we look to the future of planning.

We are always striving to understand the needs of communities we work with and utilize creative and innovative ways to capture data from community stakeholders. In addition to many face-to-face meetings and traditional workshops, our community engagement in Oak Park included the utilization of our revolutionary web-based community outreach platform map.social. Houseal Lavigne Associates created map.social (formerly sMap) to easily and effectively connect with all members of the community.

More details about the Envision Oak Park can be found here.

 

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