The Chapter and Sections recognize outstanding work in Northern New England with Plan of the Year awards each year.


Plan | CreateVT: Action Plan for Vermont's Creative Sector

Project | LD 1694 Maine Land Bank Legislation

Professional Planner | Kara Wilbur of Build Maine

Citizen Planner | Charlie King, Farmington, New Hampshire


Citizen Planner of the Year: Jon Levenstein, Town of Bedford, NH

"Jon has tirelessly served as a strong forerunner in Bedford’s public arena. His leadership on the Planning Board has guided Bedford residents through a significant time of change. His work and volunteer efforts in the field of planning spans more than two decades."

Citizen Planner of the Year

Project of the Year: Rupert Village Revitalization Project, VT

"A café and community center right in the center the village will serve as a hub of community activity. The community center will offer a space where Rupert residents can come together for activities based on shared interest. The café is a place that will foster conversations and social gatherings. It also becomes a destination for visitors already coming to Rupert, generating economic and social activity in the village."

Project of the Year

Professional Planner of the Year: Meagan Tuttle, AICP, Burlington, VT

"Meagan has quickly established herself as a highly valued partner, skilled practitioner, and practiced leader in all of the planning and policy initiatives with which she has been engaged.She is a very highly regarded and sought-after partner by her many colleagues – both within and outside of city government."

Meagan Planner of Year

Plan of the Year: Maine Won't Wait- A Four-Year Plan for Climate Action

"Maine Won’t Wait represents the culmination of a tremendous and ambitious undertaking of devoted planners, scientists, public officials, and members of the public to develop an informed and thoughtful roadmap for Maine to address the greatest and most pressing issue of our time: climate change. More impressive than the Plan itself, is the process by which it was developed. An extraordinary assemblage of people following an innovative process of a central Climate Council with six supporting Working Groups, ample public engagement, and expert facilitation resulted in a Plan that was unanimously supported and approved by the Council."

Maine Won't Wait


Plan | Mall TOD Concept Plan, South Portland, ME

Project | Market Street Reconstruction, South Burlington, VT

Professional Planner | Brandy Saxton, AICP,  PlaceSense, VT

Citizen Planner | Frank Torr, City of Dover, NH


NNECAPA & New Hampshire Plan of the Year: 

Mount Washington Age Friendly Community Action Plan

Maine Plan of the Year: Portland's Plan 2030

Vermont Plan of the Year: Berlin Town Plan

Other NNECAPA Award Winners Listed Here!

NNECAPA & Maine Plan of the Year

New Hampshire Plan of the Year

Vermont Plan of the Year

Rediscovering Chester: Remembering the Past, Planning for the Future
A Master Plan for Chester Village Center in the Town of Chester, Vermont

NNECAPA & Maine Plan of the Year

Legacy Lewiston
Comprehensive Plan for the City of Lewiston, Maine

New Hampshire Plan of the Year

Downtown Vision Plan and Tunnel Assessment
City of Lebanon, New Hampshire

Vermont Plan of the Year

2016 Town Plan
Town of Hubbardton, Vermont

NNECAPA & Vermont Plan of the Year

Essex Town Plan 2016
Town of Essex, Vermont

Maine Plan of the Year

New Hampshire Plan of the Year

NNECAPA & New Hampshire Plan of the Year

Granite State Future
New Hampshire's Regional Planning Commissions

Maine Plan of the Year

Bold Coast Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

Vermont Plan of the Year

NNECAPA & New Hampshire Plan of the Year

Vermont Plan of the Year

Brattleboro Town Plan
Town of Brattleboro, Vermont