Meet the judges of the 37th Annual Planning & Design Awards

Planning Design Awards trophiesOctober 2019 – Tasked to select award winners from an incredible pool of entries submitted this year, our jury panel of professional planners had their work cut out for them. Judges carefully read and score each submission package, then conference together to determine which projects have achieved excellence in planning, design, and execution. This year’s jury brought a wealth of experience with them.

Wiatt Bowers

Wiatt Bowers, AICP, is Transportation Planning Project Director with ATKINS. With 25 years of experience, his primary areas of expertise include corridor studies and master plans, complete streets, long-range transportation plans (LRTP), travel demand modeling, transit planning, traffic impact studies for Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) and other large projects, concurrency studies, and mobility plans. Wiatt grew up in the Baltimore-Washington area, earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Temple University in 1993, and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University in 1996. He’s been actively involved with the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association for 20 years, currently serving as President Elect.

Michael L. Delk, AICP, Michael Delkcurrently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Clearwater, Florida. Prior to being appointed to that position he served over 14 years as Clearwater’s Planning and Development Director. Michael has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Missouri State University, Springfield Missouri. He is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration; past Chair, Economic Development Division of American Planning Association; sits on the University of Central Florida Public Administration Advisory Board; and former member of the Executive Committee, Tampa Bay District Council of ULI. Current memberships include the American Planning Association, Congress of New Urbanism, and ICMA.

Lindsay Stevens, AICP,Lindsay Stevens works with The Nature Conservancy as the strategy lead for the Florida Land Program. Her prior work includes teaching and directing award-winning applied studio projects in Urban Planning at Florida State University, including the 2017 National AICP Student Project Award for Contribution of Planning to Contemporary Issues. With over 20 years of professional planning and legal experience in the public, non-profit, private and academic sectors, Lindsay’s areas of expertise include land use and comprehensive planning, conservation real estate, planning for sea level rise and climate change, and planning for connected and autonomous vehicles. Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Winthrop University, a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Juris Doctor from Florida State University.

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