The Community Development Department received not one but three awards for its influential work in the City of Lake Forest. The City received awards in three separate categories at the Orange Section of the American Planning Association Awards Night on June 16.
The Neighborhood Improvement Project in Lake Forest was selected for the Award of Merit in Advancing Diversity and Social Change. This project focused on improving the concerns expressed by southwest Lake Forest residents. Generally, these residents desired more to be done to improve their area. To date, the goals to address these concerns are substantially underway.
The Lake Forest General Plan 2040 received the Award of Excellence, and Community Development Director Gayle Ackerman received the Distinguished Service Award for her significant work in the development of Lake Forest.