Economic Awards

"Best Master Plan/Project/Study" in Arizona for 2015

The Town of Carefree was awarded the "Best Master Plan/Project/Study" award at the American Planning Association (APA) Arizona State Planning Conference in Tucson on November 15, 2015.

Carefree was assisted by the Michael Baker Group, International in developing the Carefree Village Center Master Plan. Details such as visibility, development of retail, entertainment and services, experience enhancements, marketing and promotion and organization structure were the key elements in building the plan. 

A community steering committee assisted with the plan, along with Town Council and staff.

Key consultants on the Michael Baker team: Kevin Kugler,AICP-Project Director; Matthew Klyszeiko, AICP- Project Manager; and Evan Fischer-Project Planner.
Michael Baker Award Photo
Left to Right: Stacey Bridge-Denzak Town of Carefree Planning and Zoning Director, Carefree Mayor Les Peterson, and The Michael Baker Group team: Matt Klyszeiko, Kevin Kugler and Evan Fischer
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