Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2012 Groves Award to Be Presented to Mathew McElroy, City of El Paso

Mathew McElroy, Deputy Director of Planning and Economic Development in the City of El Paso, will be the 2012 recipient of the Groves Award which recognizes outstanding leadership and vision in the promotion of transect-based planning. The jury nominated Mathew unanimously because of his leadership in adopting New Urban and Transect-based plans, including a new City-wide Comprehensive Plan; leadership in multiple SmartCode rezonings throughout the City of El Paso; his commitment to CNU accreditation; and his reform of the City’s conventional subdivision regulations.

The Center for Applied Transect Studies created the Groves Award to recognize such leaders. The award is named in honor of Ken Groves, the late planning director of the City of Montgomery, Alabama, where he led the adoption and use of Transect-based land development to create better communities. As a result of Ken’s leadership, Montgomery began its journey back to prominence and sustainability.

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