In remembrance of Loretta Ludemann, director of the Norfolk Housing Authority, past NPZA president and recipient of the 1997 Mitsuo Kawamoto Excellence in Planning Award, NPZA established the Excellence in Planning by a Nebraska Woman Award. Loretta inspired many of Nebraska's Citizen planners, to involve themselves in community planning and giving their best efforts.


Prior Years Recipients

  • Liz Doerr, Knox and Antelope Counties (2017)
  • Kim Neiman, Village of Pilger (2016)
  • Dolly Kienke, Boyd and Keya Paha Counties (2015)
  • Tanna Wirtz, Washington County (2014)
  • Judy Clark, North Platte (2013)
  • Barb Barnett, Clay County (2012)
  • Char Carpenter, Antelope County (2010)
  • Tam Babcock, Hastings (2009)
  • LaLene Bates, Stanton County (2008)
  • Brenda Gunn, LaVista (2007)
  • Chris Loeffler, Perkins County (2006)
  • Nancy Glaubke, Valley County (2005)
  • Eilenne Brannon, Cherry County (2004)
  • Karen Eidenmiller, Bellevue (2003)
  • Darla Svoboda, Hamilton County (2002)
  • Ann Birch, Bellevue (2001)
  • Sharon Hansen, Bellevue (2000)
  • Carol Swayne, Bellevue (1999)