New Rochelle’s GreeNR Sustainability Plan has been named the recipient of a Planning Achievement Award from the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation (WMPF) for “Outstanding Contribution to Planning in Westchester County.” Coming from experts who are devoted to sound planning practices, this award is a great validation of GreeNR’s positive vision and practical value.

The first Sustainability Plan in Westchester, GreeNR was approved by a bi-partisan majority this past March, concluding a two-year process of research, analysis, and discussion that brought together residents and policy experts, and that also featured extensive public input. GreeNR’s initiatives and recommendations are aimed at economic, environmental, and social progress. Within the next few weeks, the City Administration is expected to present the Council with an initial implementation strategy for GreeNR’ short-term objectives.

WMPF is an association of officials and planners from all the municipalities within Westchester. WMPF encourages the exchange of ideas on planning and land use, promotes regional solutions, and offers a variety of educational opportunities, including training seminars and student scholarships.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 2.