In remembrance of Mitsuo Kawamoto, professional planner, landscape architect, and member founder of NPZA in 1966, NPZA established the Excellence in Planning Award. Mitsuo, a long time supported of NPZA settled in Omaha in 1951 and set up his own land-use planning firm.


Prior Years Recipients

  • Daniel Bennett, Panhandle Area Development District (2017)
  • Amy Haase, RDG (2016)
  • Jack Quinlivan, Keith County (2015)
  • Gordon Scholz, Lincoln (2014)
  • David H. Ptak, Norfolk (2013)
  • Orval J. Stahr, York (2012)
  • Dave Potter, Wahoo (2011)
  • Thomas Huston, Lincoln (2010)
  • Mike DeKalb, Lincoln (2009)
  • Steve Charleston, Lincoln (2008)
  • Gerald Huntwork, Frontier/Hayes Co (2007)
  • Keith Marvin, David City (2006)
  • Chad Nabity, Hall Co/Grand Island (2005)
  • Charles Fox, Holt County (2003)
  • Fred Alley, Scottsbluff (2002)
  • UNL College of Arch, Lincoln (2001)
  • Steve Charleston, Lincoln (2000)
  • Harry Milligan, Hastings (1999)
  • Bob Selander, Omaha (1998)
  • Dick Wozniak, Norfolk (1998)
  • Loretta Ludemann, Norfolk (1997)
  • Pat Scheele, Mead (1996)
  • Dave Ptak, Norfolk (1995)
  • Mike Sullivan, Hastings (1995)