|From left: Sarasota County planner Elma Felix; Florida Planning and Zoning Association President Arleen Hunter; Planning Services Manager Allen Parsons; and planner Brett Harrington with the 2017 Award of Merit at the FPZA Awards Luncheon on June 9.SARASOTA COUNTY- Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan has received the 2017 Award of Merit from the Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA).
The organization’s awards committee noted it was impressed with the streamlined, user-friendly plan, which guides the county’s decision-making related to the physical development of the county.
Last year, the county’s Planning and Development Services staff, as well as more than 50 subject matter experts from each county department, completed an 18-month update to this important, overarching plan in order to reflect changes to our community characteristics and demographics.
Staff received the Award of Merit during the 2017 FPZA Awards Luncheon on June 9 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples.
The FPZA is a professional planning organization consisting of planners, zoning officers, property owners, developers, engineers, private and public lawyers, landscape architects, appointed and elected officials, lay persons, businesses and administrators.
The Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan was previously recognized by the FPZA’s Gulf Coast Chapter with the 2016 Outstanding Planning Project Award.