Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Southlake Awarded 2021 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence

The City of Southlake was awarded the 2021 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter! This certificate recognizes the dedication and support shown by City Council, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and city staff to uphold professional planning standards for the city.

The American Planning Association Texas Chapter awards thirty-four city municipalities this certificate for planning excellence through their Richard R. Lillie, FAICP Planning Excellence Recognition Program. The goals of the program include:

  • Increasing community awareness of the importance of planning.
  • Recognizing planning departments which meet certain professional requirements.
  • Recognizing planning efforts that have achieved community support.
  • Encouraging the funding of professional training for Planning Commissioners and staff.
  • Aiding economic development and community image.

This marks the seventeenth consecutive year that the City of Southlake has been recognized for this award. The city scored well above the 100-point threshold to receive recognition. Some of the evaluation criteria include level of training of Planning Commissioners and professional staff, professional qualifications of the planning staff, formulating and updating master plan components, and completion of other planning related projects.