MAP Awards 

The Maine Association of Planners recognizes excellence in planning each year. The nomination period for 2022 ended in May. Award recipients are listed below. Check back for more information about the awards nomination process in 2023. 

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Plan of the Year
  • Project or Program of the Year
  • Professional Planner of the Year
  • Citizen Planner of the Year




Plan | 2021-2025 Eastern Maine Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Project |  LD 1694 Maine Land Bank legislation

Professional Planner | Kara Wilbur of Build Maine

Citizen Planner | John Fink of Ellsworth


Plan | Maine Won’t Wait - A Four-Year Action Plan for Climate Change

Project | Estimating On-Road Transportation Emissions in York County 


Plan | Maine Mall Transit-Oriented Development Concept Plan, South Portland, Maine

Project | Augusta Downtown Street Redesign, Augusta, Maine

Citizen Planner | David Nadeau, Windham, Maine


Plan | Portland's Plan 2030, Portland, Maine
Project | AIM Development Action Plan for Tomorrow, Town of Bucksport
Professional Planner | Carol Eyerman, AICP, Topsham, Maine
Citizen Planner | Jean Libby, New Gloucester, Maine

Plan | West End Neighborhood Master Plan, South Portland, Maine
Project | Maine Flood Resilience Checklist, SMPDC
Professional Planner | Lynne Seeley, Yarmouth, Maine
Citizen Planner | Don Fellows, Town of Lisbon

Plan | Lewiston Legacy
Project | Belfast Rail Trail
Professional Planner | Theo Holtwijk, Town of Falmouth
Citizen Planner | Don Russell, Town of Topsham

Lifetime Achievement Awards | Mark Eyerman, Chuck Lawton, Rodney Lynch, Tom Martin, Frank O'Hara, and Evan Richert

Plan | Falmouth Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Town of Falmouth
Project | The Rural Business Development Zone, Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) & Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC)

Plan | Bold Coast Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, Washington County Council of Governments
Project | River Landing Senior Housing Community, Developers Collaborative and Seacoast Management
Professional Planner | Jane Lafleur