Barney Rabinow Award
An early proponent of citizen participation in the planning process, Barney Rabinow was a mentor to scores of new planners in the 1960s and 1970s. The award named in his honor recognizes new employees in all disciplines of the Department who by outstanding performance have consistently demonstrated creativity in their work and potential for future growth and personal development.
Aminur Rahman - Information Technology Division
Tawkiyah Jordan - Bronx Office
Jovana Rizzo - Executive Office
Mary Kimball - Waterfront & Open Space
David Aigner - Zoning Division
Jonathan Keller - Environmental Assessment and Review Division
Chengying He - Information Technology Division
Adam Attar - Population
Barry Fisher - Staten Island Office
Rita Barrish Award
Beginning in 1952, Rita Barrish served the Department of City Planning in numerous capacities. In her role as Director of Education Planning, she served with loyalty, enthusiasm, and considerable warmth. To honor her memory, this award is given to those who have contributed to the Department through the years at a consistently high level of performance.
John Young - Queens Office
Brunilda Rivera - Queens Office
Outstanding Achievement Award
This award recognizes employees whose outstanding performance over the past year has made an appreciable contribution to the Department's work program.
Brendan Pillar - Queens Office
Anna Triebwasser - Information Technology Division
Uttam Bera - Information Technology Division
Christopher Holme - Zoning
Cultural Values Award:
The Cultural Values Awards recognize employees who promote and foster a work environment built on the principals of Teamwork, Trust, Innovation, Pride of Work, Growth and Development and Accountability.
Paul Philps - Bronx Office
Edwin Marshall - Manhattan Office
Matthew Croswell - Planning Coordination
Michele McInnes - Information Technology Division
Olga Abinader - Environmental Assessment and Review Division
Michael Weil Award for Urban Design
Bestowed upon a Department of City Planning employee for excellence in the pursuit of urban design in the public sector. This award recognizes an employee’s achievement in urban design through project management, policy enactment, design guidelines, or otherwise significant contributions to the public realm.
Skye Duncan - Urban Design
Special Project Award:
Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan