Barton & Loguidice's John Steinmetz Recognized As the First Ever "Upstate Fellow"
Barton & Loguidice’s John Steinmetz, AICP, Sr. Managing Community Planner, was recognized as the first ever “Upstate Fellow,” as part of the Chapter’s distinguished leadership award, at the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association conference.
This award recognizes John, an American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) member, for outstanding contributions as a professional planner whose actions have resulted in demonstrably significant and transformational improvements to the field of planning and their communities. John is a long-time AICP member who has shown a level of excellence in the profession, including instruction, mentoring, research, service, and leadership.
“In the nearly 25 years of John’s career, he has epitomized the role of an Upstate Fellow. John has made long-lasting impacts not only on the communities in which he’s worked, but also with endless creative contributions to the practice of planning in our region. He has honed his expertise in the private and public sectors, helping to empower and educate others and earning several accolades along the way. He has and continues to exhibit a high level of excellence and professionalism in all that he does, whether fulfilling his role as a practitioner, community leader, or mentor.,” said AICP members who nominated John for this award.
“The Professional Awards celebrate the hard and rewarding work that our colleagues do each day,” said Sean Maguire, AICP. Maguire, Vice President of the Chapter and Chair of the Awards Committee said that this year’s program is particularly exciting as it launches some changes that allow the association to focus more on recognizing outstanding work for its merits. “We’re really pleased to highlight these projects and individuals and there is no better time to do so than at our conference and doubly so during National Community Planning Month.”
Aside from this being a great honor in and of itself, the Upstate Fellow award also helps strengthen a 2019 nomination for national recognition in the AICP College of Fellows which is the highest honor the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member.
Fellows of AICP are nominated and selected by their peers to recognize and honor their outstanding contributions as a professional planner. The outcomes of their individual efforts left demonstrably significant and transformational improvements to the field of planning and the communities they served. All Fellows are long-time members of AICP and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, and community service and leadership.