Call for Nominations: 2013 Grand Boulevard Awards

Deadline EXTENDED: April 18th

The Grand Boulevard Awards program recognizes projects and plans in the El Camino corridor that embody the GBI Guiding Principles. Details about nominations are provided below and in the attached documents. We look forward to your participation!

Recognition will be awarded to two separate types of efforts:

  1. Project (Public and Private): Physical projects in the planning stage, under construction, or that recently have been completed and that embody the Guiding Principles. Completed projects must have been built after January 2006. Projects can be private or public. A public project is strictly defined as a project which is located on public right of way. The inclusion of public funding is not a determinant.
  2. Visionary: Plans by Grand Boulevard Initiative (GBI) member agencies that embody the Guiding Principles.

Nominations must be submitted by a GBI Working Committee member. If you would like to nominate a project or plan you are encouraged to work with the Working Committee member that represents the jurisdiction in which your project or plan is located.

Nominations will be evaluated by the Working Committee, which will then make recommendations to the Task Force for final approval. Awards are non-competitive and will be given to all projects and plans that receive an overall score which exceeds a pre-determined threshold.

Nominations are due April 12th at 5pm. The timeline for the awards process is as follows:

January 31 - Call for Nominations released

April 12 - Nominations due

June 26 - Task Force Meeting approves recommended award recipients

Summer/Fall - Grand Boulevard Awards Event to Recognize Honorees

Nomination Materials

Nomination Form

Nomination Instructions

There is no limit on the number of project or plan nominations per jurisdiction or award category. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ronny Kraft at 650-508-6367 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or to go through your agency’s representative on the GBI Working Committee. A list of the Working Committee members and their contact information is provided with the nomination instructions.



The Grand Boulevard was featured on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny!

The Grand Boulevard was the topic of this morning's Forum broadcast on KQED titled "Re-inventing El Camino Real."

To listen to the broadcast click here: Re-inventing El Camino Real

Speakers included:
  • Corinne Goodrich, manager of strategic development for the San Mateo County Transit District and program manager for the Grand Boulevard Initiative
  • Dena Belzer, president of Strategic Economics, an urban economics consulting firm
  • Kevin Connolly, transit planning manager for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and co-chair of the Grand Boulevard Task Force
The host was Dave Iverson.


Michael Freedman will speak at the GBI Walk the Talk Forum on April 30th

Come to the next GBI Walk the Talk Forum and hear renouned planning expert Michael Freedman speak about "City Design and Urban Innovation for the Knowledge Economy." RSVP today for this exciting event. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, April 30
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Boulevard
Mountain View   
Click here to RSVP

Read more: Michael Freedman will speak at the GBI Walk the Talk Forum on April 30th


The Grand Boulevard is the recipient of an ABAG Growing Smarter Together Award!

The Grand Boulevard Initiative was presented with the ABAG Growing Smarter Together: Public-Private Partnership Award at the ABAG Spring General Assembly. The Grand Boulevard was recognized because of the unique partnerships that are at the heart of this Initiative. Therefore, this honor belongs to all the individuals and organizations who support the Grand Boulevard Vision. Congratulations!

This wonderful video produced by ABAG was shown at the awards ceremony.


Grand Boulevard Initiative Wins the WTS, San Francisco Chapter 2012 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

The Grand Boulevard Initiative was awarded the Womens Transportation Seminar (WTS), San Francisco Chapter 2012 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award.  This Award salutes the creative work of an outstanding and innovative transportation project that improves the quality of life for its users and the community.

The award will be presented at the WTS, San Francisco Chapter 2012 Annual Event on May 24th at the Park 55 Hotel in San Francisco.  Please click this link for more information about the Annual Event and to RSVP:  http://2012wtsannualevent.eventbrite.com/

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