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Each year, MTPA recognizes a group of members for its annual awards.   There are four categories for these awards:

·  Junior Planner of the Year- Awarded to a planner who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in the multiple facets of transportation planning with fewer than ten years experience.

·  Senior Planner of the Year- Awarded to a planner who has demonstrated mastery in the multiple facets of transportation planning.

·  MPO Best Practice 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.

·  Ray Lenze 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.

If you would like to nominated a colleague, please fill this form: MTPA Award Nomination 

Nominations are due by Friday, May 19

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2017 MTPA Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 MTPA Conference!


July 25-28, 2017

Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center

Grand Rapids, MI


Review the final draft agenda *HERE*.

Last Updated: 6/22/17


Register for the conference *HERE*.


Reserve your hotel room at the Holiday Inn *HERE*.


Block Code: TPA

Group Rate: $128 while availability lasts


Explore Experience Grand Rapids’ MTPA Conference event webpage *HERE*.



Conference Sponsors:

Michigan Transportation Planning Association

American Planning Association- Michigan Chapter

American Planning Association-Certification Maintenance

Grand Valley Metro Council

The Rapid



McKenna Associates



This page last updated on 6/22/2017.