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.


Large crowd at the 2022 Central Texas APA Awards Banquet

2022 Central Texas APA Awards Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE - 2023 Central Texas APA Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

Our 2023 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will be on Friday, September 15th in Austin, Texas! Stay tuned for more details. 

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
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 Jordan Moyer Kimley-Horn jordan.moyer@kimley-horn.com
Communications Coordinator Ryan Graves Kimley-Horn ryan.graves@kimley-horn.com
Professional Development Officer Ben Luckens, AICP Retired ben_luckens@sbcglobal.net


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Past Award Winners

Year Award Recipient
2022 Comprehensive Plan Award City of College Station
2022 Advancing Diversity & Social Change Lauren Garrott (Freese & Nichols)
2022 Planner of the Year Alyssa Halle-Schramm (City of College Station)
2022 Student Project Award Envision Caldwell (Texas A&M Texas Target Communities)
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)