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Call for Nominations



On April 1, 2009, the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council adopted a list of 12 Smart Growth Principles (“Blueprint Principles”) used as the basis of Blueprint planning in the San Joaquin Valley. For more information, please visit

The purpose of the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards program is to encourage quality in planning and development by recognizing outstanding achievements and practices in the built environment. In recognizing and celebrating projects that reflect the Blueprint Principles, we hope to provide visual examples of attractive, functional and environmentally friendly projects that could have relevance throughout the Valley.

Sustainable development project categories are as follows: residential development, commercial development, mixed use, downtown revitalization, transportation enhancement, historic revitalization. There are up to two awards selected per category as “Award of Excellence” or “Award or Merit”.

A separate award is given to an outstanding individual in the field, the Darrel Hildebrand Blueprint Leadership Award. This award is in memory of the former Blueprint project manager from Kern COG who was thoroughly engaged in the planning process. The fruits of his labor are still with us today as we move the Blueprint from the planning to the implementation phase.

Download nomination packet Here.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019 by Noon!

Sponsored by American Planning Association CA - Central Section

2019 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards recipients will be recognized at the San Joaquin Valley 14th Annual Policy Conference on May 8th at Tachi Palace Hotel, Lemoore, CA.