A big congratulations to this year?s AEP Award Winners! Each year we receive numerous several submissions for consideration and the awards jury has the daunting task of reviewing and scoring each document against a set of criteria to select the best of the best projects.
We would like to THANK, first and foremost, the nominators. We understand the time, effort, and resources it takes to submit for an award, and because of that dedication AEP continually has numerous submissions ? which keeps the AEP Awards Program running. Secondly, a big THANK YOU to this year?s awards jury. Serving as an award juror is a big commitment and takes time and dedication from the personal and professional lives of each juror. The success of the Awards Ceremony is attributed largely to the awards jurors. Last and certainly not least, a big THANK YOU to Brian Mooney, FAICP, who has graciously served as the Master of Ceremonies yet again. Without Brian, the awards event wouldn?t be nearly as entertaining. If you were at the awards ceremony the last few years, then you know how great Brian is on the microphone! Thanks Brian ? we look forward to having you as next year?s Awards MC at the 2020 AEP State Conference in Yosemite. Also, thank you to this year?s awards photographer, Ben Kaatz of Ben Kaatz Photography, for taking great photos.
In keeping with AEPs goal as an environmental professional organization focused on sustainability and the environment, we?ve continued using awards that are made from 100% sustainable post-consumer materials. Thank you to Rivanna Natural Designs for producing high quality and great looking awards!
This year, we also had a special treat. Thank you Mitchel Morrison for sharing your fantastic CEQA poem with all of us.
Photo Caption: Mitchel Morrison sharing a fantastic and hilarious CEQA poem. The clinching of the CEQA statutes and guidelines is for dramatic effect. Well played, Mitchel, well played.
Photo Caption: Brian Mooney, FAICP gracing us with his presence and second to none emcee skills all while bestowing environmental planning tidbits of knowledge upon all of us in between awards.
Photo Caption: Bill Halligan, Esq., AEP President striking a pose with first time AEP Awards Chair, Marissa Mathias. Way to go Marissa you rocked it!
Marissa Mathias, Environmental Planner, ICF
Anne Surdzial, Director of CEQA/NEPA Services, ECORP Consulting, Inc.
Betty Dehoney, Vice President, HDR
Cindy van Empel, Senior Planner, City of Modesto
Claudia Garcia, Environmental Planner, Ascent Environmental
Doug Feremenga, Environmental Planning Manager, Transportation Corridor Agencies
Elizabeth Meyerhoff, Environmental Specialist, Coachella Valley Water District
Jessie Barkley, Senior Project Manager, ICF
Kristin Blackson, Senior CEQA Project Manager, Harris & Associates
Leann Taagepera, Principal, Leann Taagepera Environmental Planning
Ricky Caperton, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Clovis
Sarah Owsowitz, Of Counsel, Best Best & Krieger LLP
Seth Myers, Air Quality/Noise Analyst; Consulting Arborist, ECORP Consulting, Inc.
Stephanie Oslick, West Coast Director of Environmental Services, Moffatt & Nichol
Stephanie Roberts, Senior Environmental Planner, LSA
Susan Lee, Vice President, Aspen Environmental Group
Tina Andersen, Principal, T&B Planning
Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project EIR/EIS
Prepared by ESA for the CPUC and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with support from Applied Marine Sciences, Sutro Science, Burke Williams & Sorensen, HydroFocus, and Dr. Phil Roberts
Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan
Prepared for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Prepared by Ascent Environmental, Inc.
Pure Water Monterey Environmental Impact Report
Prepared for: Monterey One Water and Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
Prepared by: DD&A DENISE DUFFY & ASSOCIATES, INC. with Technical Assistance from Perkins Coie LLP, Schaaf & Wheeler Civil Engineers Trussell Technologies
Biosolids Digester Facilities Project EIR
Prepared by the City and County of San Francisco with support from ESA and Orion Environmental Associates
Environmental Justice Analysis for Bayview-Hunters Point
Prepared for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Prepared by ESA
City of San Diego Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan EIR/EIS
Prepared by the City of San Diego with Support from AECOM
North Coast Trail Draft Environmental Impact Report
Prepared by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission with support from Rincon Consultants, Inc. and Harris & Associates
Palen Solar Project
Prepared for Bureau of Land Management and Riverside County
Prepared by Aspen Environmental Group
County of San Mateo Routine Maintenance Program Manual
Prepared by the County of San Mateo with Consulting Support from Horizon Water and Environment
The Nature Conservancy- Natural Shoreline Infrastructure: Technical Guidance for the California Coast
Prepared by ESA for The Nature Conservancy in Collaboration with Point Blue Conservation Science and the National Atmospheric Administration Site Sentinel Cooperative
City of San Diego Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan
Prepared by the City of San Diego with Support from AECOM
Carlsbad Review of Herbicide Use and Potential Alternatives
Prepared by ESA for the City of Carlsbad
ESA Document Authors: Julie Fontaine, Jim Prine, Alanna Sullivan
Regional Climate Action Planning Framework
Prepared by the San Diego Association of Governments with support from the Energy Policy Initiatives Center and Ascent Environmental
Midway Pacific Highway Community Plan
Prepared by the City of San Diego Planning Department
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Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan
Prepared by the County of Santa Clara and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority; with support from Cultivate, SAGE, New Agency, UCCE, BAE, Steve Shaffer, Ag Innovations, and Acre Policy
City of Encinitas Climate Action Plan
Prepared by the City of Encinitas with support from SANDAG, Ascent Environmental, and the Energy Policy Initiatives Center
City of Vista Climate Action Plan Update Community Outreach
Prepared by the City of Vista with support from Rincon Consultants, Inc
Restore the Community: A Disaster Recovery Resource for Planning Departments
Prepared by Rincon Consultants, Inc.
April Durham, PhD, Lilly Rudolph, Jennifer Haddow, PhD
Please join us in congratulating the following for their dedication and participation on the State Board of AEP.
1 year as Director at Large
18 years as Channel Counties Chapter Director
3 years as San Diego Chapter Director
John Hesler of David J. Powers & Associates
John Hesler and clan partying like rockstars celebrating the well-deserved Al Reynolds Lifetime Achievement Award. It takes a special group of folks to roll up to the awards in a party bus! Mr. Hesler and his group really know how to have a good time!