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Best Development Awards Ceremony

January 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us Thursday, January 27 at 11:00 am for our annual Best Development Awards Ceremony!

Our Best Development Awards is a highly respected awards program. The awards ceremony is an anticipated event at the Statehouse each January, attended by recipients, community members, and legislators. The awards showcase projects that employ the principals of smart growth, utilize the most resilient, efficient, and thoughtful development practices in different categories including:

  • Renovated Commercial 
  • Transportation/Complete Streets
  • Innovative Leadership (Small and Large Community categories)
  • Renewable Energy
  • And much more!

The Best Development Awards not only recognize communities and businesses throughout the state doing impeccable work, but they also cause a ripple effect – educating and mobilizing individuals to dream big about responsible land use and serve as a shining example of what’s possible through smart, practical land use policy in Iowa.

* Currently, the BDA Ceremony is scheduled to take place on the First Floor Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building. If covid cases should increase over the holidays, we may move the ceremony to a virtual platform. 



January 27, 2022
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


1000 Friends of Iowa


Iowa State Capitol Building First Floor Rotunda
1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA United States
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