FLORENCE, KY. June 2, 2017 – Emily Carnahan was named the 2017 Outstanding Young Planner by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association at the organization’s Spring Conference May 18 at Lake Cumberland State Park.
During her two and a half years at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Carnahan has administered the Community Development Block Grant for the Pendleton County Ambulance District, managed the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan update and administered the Community Development Block Grant and Kentucky Infrastructure Authority loan for the Butler Water and Sewer Rehabilitation Project, among other projects. Carnahan is a Senior Community Development Specialist who also writes and administers grants, creates and updates government policies and operates the Northern Kentucky City/County Management Association.
The Outstanding Young Planner Award is given annually to an individual in his or her first five years in the profession who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to leadership, professional development and advancement of the field.
In the attached photo, Carnahan is joined on the left by Adam King, AICP, secretary for the American Planning Association’s Kentucky Chapter, and on the right by Brian Howard, AICP, current president of the American Planning Association’s Kentucky Chapter. The photo was taken by Scott Southall.