Culture and Recreation

Thank You ABC Supporters

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The team that presented Valparaiso’s plans to the America’s Best Communities judging committee in Durham, NC included, left to right: Mayor Jon Costas; Clerk Treasurer, Sharon Swihart; Flint Lake Elementary Art Teacher, Jessica Corral; Principal of Planning NEXT, Jamie Greene; Planning Director, Tyler Kent.

The City of Valparaiso extends its gratitude to all of the people and organizations that supported the city in the America’s Best Community competition. “Based on the support of our community and the partnerships we’ve made, we are confident that Valparaiso IS America’s Best Community,” said Mayor Jon Costas. “We’re proud to have been selected […]

Sense of Place

ValpoNEXT at American Planning Association National Conference

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Tyler Kent, Valparaiso Planning Director, and Jamie Greene, AIA, FAICP, Principal at Planning Next, presented at the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on April 2-5, 2016. The session, titled Unintimidated: Small Towns, Big Results, highlights the award winning planning effort behind ValpoNEXT and One City, One Vision Strategic Plan (Anniston, Alabama). The […]

Culture and Recreation

Creative District Planning Award Presented to City Council

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<iframe width=”853″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/KOJGw1JSfRQ?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””></iframe> Earlier this year, the Creative District Plan was honored with a 2016 Hoosier Planning Award by the Indiana American Planning Association. These annual awards showcase the profession of planning and celebrate Indiana’s finest projects and people. The “Outstanding Plan” award was presented to the City of Valparaiso’s Planning Director, […]