COMPASS receives awards for planning efforts
From Terri Schorzman,
COMPASS Communications Coordinator
Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) announced this week
that it had received a number of prestigious awards for its regional
transportation effort, “Communities in Motion: Regional Long-Range
Transportation Plan 2030.
The awards are:
The International Summit Creative Awards committee,
comprised of 16 judges from seven countries, awarded COMPASS a Bronze
in the category of Public Service/Advocacy Multiple-Media Campaign.
This includes CIM Web site, newsletter series, postcards, and the
Communities in Motion booklet with CD-Rom. There were thousands of
entries. Green House Creative (Boise) designed the materials.
The Idaho Advertising Federation awarded COMPASS a
"Rockie" in the Collateral and Public Service categories
for the “Communities in Conversation” postcard announcing
the event last spring (2006). Green House Creative and RBCI worked
with COMPASS on the project.
The Idaho Transportation Department
presented COMPASS with the 2007 Excellence in Transportation Award
(Transportation Planning - Large Project). ITD awarded the prize in
Boise at its 2007 Project Development Conference, April 4-5. During
presentation, ITD noted that " Communities in Motion is the most
significant and robust approach to planning regionally for transportation
to date in Idaho. The quality of work, coordination and communication,
and the final plan serves as an example for regional planning throughout
Idaho and the nation."
American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho
awarded COMPASS and Kittelson Associates a first place and a grand
award for "innovative techniques and high future value of the
project" (Communities in Motion).
Idaho Smart Growth presented a Certificate of Appreciation
in the Public Policy and Planning Award Category.
In addition, the Idaho Press Club notified COMPASS that
it will receive awards on Saturday (May 5) in several categories: feature
writing, newsletter, special purpose publication, and Web sites (both
for general excellence and special purpose). COMPASS also submitted nominations
to the National Association of Regional Councils for an Achievement Award.
Results will be released in mid-May.