Reminder: The Municipal Art Society is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Yolanda Garcia Community Planner (YGCP) Award. This $2,500 award was created to commemorate the work of Ms. Yolanda Garcia, a community activist in the South Bronx. Each year the MAS presents the YGCP award to a community planner who has demonstrated his or her ability to overcome the many obstacles to grassroots, community-based planning and has succeeded in bringing neighborhood need and vision into New York City’s planning process. For more information please click here. For an online nomination form, please click here.

Last year’s winner was Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE, the United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park.

Image of Yolanda Garcia via her NY Times obituary, Feb 19, 2005.