The Central Section includes the following Texas counties:  Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Coryell, Dewitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hays, Jackson, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Milam, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Victoria, Washington, and Williamson.


Central Texas APA Awards Ceremony

2022 Central Texas APA Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

Thank you to everyone for attending this year's Central Texas APA Awards Ceremony and Luncheon event and a special congratulations to our scholarship recipients and award winners!

This event included a 1 hour Certification Maintenance (CM) ethics presentation by Carol Barrett, FAICP, titled “Meeting the Challenges of a New AICP Code of Ethics."

Please contact Section Director Carly Kehoe at ckehoe@cityofburnet.com or Section Director-Elect Allison Kay at akay@bryantx.gov for further information or inquiries.

Section Officers

Officer Employer Email
Director Carly Kehoe Pearson, JD City of Burnet ckehoe@cityofburnet.com
Director-Elect Allison Kay, AICP City of Bryan akay@bryantx.gov
Secretary Chelsea Irby, AICP Halff Associates cirby@halff.com
Treasurer Madison Thomas White, AICP Brazos Valley EDC mthomaswhite@brazosvalleyedc.org
Immediate Past Director Martin Zimmermann, AICP City of Bryan mzimmermann@bryantx.gov
Officer Employer Email
EPL Representative Jake Gutekunst, P.E., AICP Kimley-Horn jake.gutekunst@kimley-horn.com
Communications Coordinator Nathan Chadwick, AICP Kimley-Horn nathan.chadwick@kimley-horn.com
Professional Development Officer Ben Luckens, AICP Retired ben_luckens@sbcglobal.net


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Past Award Winners

Year Award Recipient
2021 Comprehensive Plan Award City of Temple
2021 General Plan Award City of San Marcos
(Downtown Design Project)
2021 Advancing Diversity & Social Change Asakura Robinson
(Healthy Places Toolkit)
2020 Comprehensive Plan Award City of Brenham/Kendig Keast Collaborative
(Plan 2040)
2020 General Plan Award City of Bastrop/simplecity.design
(Bastrop Building Block (B3) Code)
2020 Hard Won Victories Award Llano Parks Project/Halff Associates
(After the Flood - Llano Parks Master Plan)
2020 Planner of the Year Katie Coyne, AICP Certified Ecologist - ESA, SITES AP
2019 Comprehensive Plan Award City of Austin
(Austin Strategic Mobility Plan)