RDG's Amy Haase receives NPZA Excellence in Planning Award

March 15, 2016
Community & Regional Planning

The award signifies the highest honor for an individual planner in the State of Nebraska. 

RDG Planning & Design announces Amy Haase, AICP has been awarded the Mitsuo Kawamoto Excellence in Planning Award. Conferred by the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association (NPZA), the award given in remembrance of Mitsuo Kawamoto, a professional planner, landscape architect and member founder of NPZA, is the highest honor for an individual planner in the State of Nebraska. Haase accepted the award during NPZA’s annual planning conference on March 10, 2016. 

Haase has been a member and supporter of the NPZA for nearly 10 years. During this time, she’s presented at numerous NPZA conferences and many planning events and conferences around the Midwest. She also speaks to various groups and classes at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Omaha.

“Amy is passionate about planning in the communities where people live, work and play – the places they call home,” said RDG Managing Principal John Sova, AIA. “Since joining RDG in 1999, she has managed numerous projects - from transportation studies and comprehensive plans to housing market studies and downtown and corridor redevelopment plans to neighborhood revitalization and park master plans. She is a trusted leader in developing plans and leading public engagement processes that fit the needs of communities of all sizes throughout the Midwest.”

Haase is active in the local Omaha community, serving as a member of the Midtown Neighborhood Alliance, as the president of her neighborhood association, and as the chairwoman of the Omaha Transit Authority Board.

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director