wins 2008 Excellence in Media Award

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Metro Jacksonville has been awarded the 2008 Excellence in Media Award from the First Coast Section of the American Planning Association. This award is based on Metro Jacksonville's coverage of planning and growth management issues in the First Coast Region.

The award recognizes journalists or media outlets (including new media venues) that have written or reported extensively about planning topics and have been influential in local planning issues within the last two years.

Metro Jacksonville would like to thank the First Coast APA for this award and is proud to be recognized as the leader in media coverage of issues affecting the growth and development of Jacksonville's Downtown and surrounding Areas.


About the First Coast Section of the American Planning Association 

The First Coast Section of the American Planning Association (APA)  serves its membership in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns Counties.

APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local, regional, state, and national level. The objective of APA is to encourage planning that will contribute to the development of communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.

The purpose of the First Coast Section, Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association is the study and advancement of the art and science of local, regional, state, and national planning; the furtherance of the interests of the profession; the promotion of fellowship among members of the Section; Chapter and Association, all in the particular sphere of planning of the unified development of urban communities and their environs and of states, regions and the nation; and, such other purposes as the Association may time to time declare.


About Metro Jacksonville

Founded by a small group of young professionals in March of 2006, the mission of Metro Jacksonville is to educate and provide an avenue for discussing the important issues facing our city. We strive to be a reliable source of information and to increase public awareness about the urban core and promote continued urban and pedestrian oriented growth in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.