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Posted on: January 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Coppell’s Planning Department Receives Richard R. Lillie Award

The City of Coppell’s Planning Department was recently selected as one of 44 cities in the State of Texas to receive the 2022 Certificate of Achievement for the Richard R. Lillie, FAICP Planning Excellence Program from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.

This award recognizes planning excellence in municipalities throughout the State of Texas with the purpose of increasing community awareness of the importance of planning, as well as aiding economic development and community image.

“It’s an honor to receive the award and it’s reflective of the department’s teamwork,” said Senior Planner Mary Paron-Boswell. “There is a lot of cooperation and coordination from planning staff with other departments as well as support staff, Planning Commissioners, and City Council to provide a high level of service to the community.”

Planning departments are evaluated based on level of training and qualifications of professional staff and elected officials, as well as master plan components and completion of projects.

“Continuing education is at the core of the organization’s culture,” Paron-Boswell said. “Professional development is encouraged for both planning staff and elected officials to help us remain fluent in industry standards and focused on the City of Coppell’s Comprehensive Master Plan as well as the Vision 2040 plan.”

For more information about the City of Coppell’s Planning Department, please visit or call 972-304-3678.

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