The City of Valparaiso, Indiana has won a Hoosier Planning Award from the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association for Outstanding Public Outreach. The award recognizes the ValpoNEXT Vision Plan, which was undertaken by the City with Planning NEXT as consultants. ValpoNEXT was the most ambitious and comprehensive engagement program in Valparaiso’s history. Over 880 people attended public workshops and over 3,000 were engaged through social media and the website. The plan was adopted in December 2014.