Michigan Transportation Planning Association Annual Awards

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Each year the Michigan Transportation Planning Association recognizes a group of members for its annual awards. There are four categories for these awards:

SENIOR PLANNER AWARD
Awarded to a planner who has demonstrated mastery in the multiple facets of transportation planning.

2019    
Pat Karr, Battle Creek Area Transportation Study
2018    
Maja Bolanowska , Midland Area Transportation Study
2017   
Steve Stepek, AICP, Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study
2016     
Kim Gallagher, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission 
2015    
Andy Tilma, Battle Creek Area Transportation Study
 Mark Kloha , Michigan Department of Transportation 


JUNIOR PLANNER AWARD
Awarded to a planner who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in the multiple facets of transportation planning with fewer than ten years of experience.

2019 
Christina Ignasiak, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
2018 
Tanya DeOliveira, Region 2 Planning Commission 
2017 
Andrea Strack, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission 
2016  Mark Ferrall, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study
2015 
Elisa Hoekwater, 
Macatawa Area Coordinating Council


BEST PRACTICES AWARD
Awarded to a TMA or MPO who has reached an agency objective or advanced the agency as a whole using creative and imaginative techniques. We encourage MDOT, FHWA, or a MPO to nominate agencies.

2019  
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
2018 
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
2017  ?

2016 
Washtenaw Area Transportation Study
2015 
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission


RAY LENZ FRIEND OF TRANSPORTATION AWARD 
Awarded to a federal or state representative who has provided remarkable assistance and demonstrated exceptional professionalism in working with local transportation organizations.

2019 
Jeff Franklin, Michigan Department of Transportation 
2018 
Heidi Phaneuf, Michigan Department of Transportation 
2017 
Eric Mullen, Michigan Department of Transportation 
2016  ??

2015 
Racheal Tupica, Federal Highway Administration