June 7, 2021

Indio Community Development Department Receives Honor

Staff & Wire Reports

The City of Indio’s Community Development Department recently won the Opportunity and Empowerment Award from the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association (IES-APA) for the city’s Transformative Climate Communities Plan.

Nominations for this award sought out plans, programs, or project that improved quality of life for low- and moderate-income community residents. Emphasis for this award was placed on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments could been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. The award also emphasizes tangible results and recognizes the planning discipline and its contribution as a community strategy.

The IES-APA Awards Program provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the great planning work occurring in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The purpose of the IES-APA Awards Program is to encourage quality in planning and increase the public’s awareness of the planning profession through recognizing outstanding achievement in the planning field. The program honors innovative plans and projects, and distinguished planners, and other contributions to planning and achievements of the IES-APA.

Learn more about Indio’s Transformative Climate Communities Project at indiotccplan.com/.

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