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Posted on: November 14, 2017

City of Fernley Receives Two Planning Awards

The City of Fernley recently received two DeBoer Awards at the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) Annual Conference.  Mayor Roy Edgington was recognized as the “Elected Official of the Year,” and the City also received an award for “Outstanding Rural Plan.”  The elected official award goes to an individual who is elected to a local, state, or a national office who has advanced or promoted the cause of planning in the state of Nevada.  Each year, the Executive Committee of the NV Chapter of the APA recognizes an individual who has met this definition.  Mayor Edgington was selected based on his contributions to the cause of planning in the state. 

The City of Fernley also received the “Outstanding Rural Plan” award in recognition for the second phase of the City’s Downtown Revitalization Project.  The City was awarded a $250,000 CDBG grant for this project; the grant funded the engineering, architectural design drawings and specifications, as well as an environmental narrative to complete the second phase of the Downtown Corridor Revitalization. 

The DeBoer Awards honor excellence in planning projects and individual initiative. Winners represent the best efforts of the planning community to affect the Silver State in a positive way. DeBoer Awards are presented annually at the Nevada Chapter state conference.  The Mission of the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association is to promote public involvement and excellence in planning and to improve the quality of life in the State of Nevada through professional development and education.

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