Metro Jacksonville wins Public Interest Group of 2009

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Metro Jacksonville has been awarded 2009 Public Interest Group of the Year from the American Planning Association's Florida chapter. This award is based on Metro Jacksonville's continued coverage of planning and growth management strategies.

About the Public Interest Group of the Year Award

The award recognizes advocacy groups that have influenced political decisions by educating and bringing the general public into the planning process for the creation of sustainable communities.

Metro Jacksonville would like to thank the Florida 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 Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association

The American Planning Association and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, 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 levels. The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and of society more effectively.

The American Planning Association Florida Chapter's mission is to provide statewide leadership in the development of sustainable communities by advocating excellence in planning, providing professional development for its members, and working to protect and enhance the natural and built environments.

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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.