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East Central Florida 
Diamond Awards

Named in honor of the ECFRPC’s 60th anniversary, the East Central Florida Diamond Awards showcase the region’s best urban planning projects and efforts.

The ECF Diamond Awards help inform decision-makers and other professionals about the best practices across the region. 

2024 ECF Diamond Awards

FDOT District 5's Mo Hassan and Mary Brooks accepting their award for Wekiva Parkway Section 6

FDOT District 5's Mo Hassan and Mary Brooks accepting their award for Wekiva Parkway Section 6

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 mugs

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 mugs

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 food

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 food

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 glass mugs

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 glass mugs

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 hallway

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 hallway

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 table

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 table

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DIAMOND AWARDS 2024-237

City of Groveland accepting their award

City of Groveland accepting their award

City of Groveland Mayor Evelyn Wilson discussing their Dark Sky program

City of Groveland Mayor Evelyn Wilson discussing their Dark Sky program

Family Promise of Brevard accepting their Firehouse Project award

Family Promise of Brevard accepting their Firehouse Project award

Family Promise of Brevard with Tara McCue and Julian Green

Family Promise of Brevard with Tara McCue and Julian Green

Osceola Prosper award acceptance

Osceola Prosper award acceptance

FDOT District 5's Mo Hassan and Mary Brooks accepting their award for Wekiva Parkway Section 6

FDOT District 5's Mo Hassan and Mary Brooks accepting their award for Wekiva Parkway Section 6

Tara McCue and Julian Green

Tara McCue and Julian Green

Orange County Green PLACE Program accepting their award

Orange County Green PLACE Program accepting their award

Orange County Commissioners Christine Moore and Mayra Uribe

Orange County Commissioners Christine Moore and Mayra Uribe

The HighTide team accepting their award

The HighTide team accepting their award

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DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 glass award90

Valencia's Dr. Lancelot Gooden and Osceola County commissioner Brandon Arrington accepting the Osceo

Valencia's Dr. Lancelot Gooden and Osceola County commissioner Brandon Arrington accepting the Osceo

Andrew Landis of Groveland with Julian Green

Andrew Landis of Groveland with Julian Green

The Peace and Justice Institute accepting their award

The Peace and Justice Institute accepting their award

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 Panel

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 Panel

Mary Brooks during the panel discussion

Mary Brooks during the panel discussion

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 Panel Discussion

DIAMOND AWARDS 2024 Panel Discussion

City of Satellite Beach councilmember Mindy Gibson with City of Cocoa City Manager Stockton Whitten

City of Satellite Beach councilmember Mindy Gibson with City of Cocoa City Manager Stockton Whitten

Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore with the Orange County Green PLACE program

Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore with the Orange County Green PLACE program

The 2023/2024 ECF Council

The 2023/2024 ECF Council

The 2024 ECFRPC team members

The 2024 ECFRPC team members

Learn more about the 2024 winners

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Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

Award Categories

To be eligible, submissions must align with the criteria for the category in which it is submitted. Up to two categories may be selected per submission. Submissions are evaluated on how closely they align with goals for the categories submitted. Any project, program, or plan started, completed, or worked on between October 2019 and September 2024 is eligible for the 2025 ECF Diamond Awards. Applications for the 2025 ECF Awards will open in September.

The Diamond Awards showcase the region’s best projects and conservation efforts that elevate, promote, or strengthen the quality of life and future of the region. The Diamond Awards celebrate innovative approaches to planning that inform decision-makers and other professionals about best practices from across the region.


The ECFRPC is a non-profit quasi-governmental organization that has been serving the region for over 60 years. The ECFRPC’s mission is to create a healthy, sustainable, thriving, and resilient region. From cruise ships to rocket ships, horses to car racing, and the destination for countless family vacations, over the past six decades, the region has become a global powerhouse in industries ranging from location-based entertainment, robotics, off-world exploration, and health, all while the ECFRPC has helped guide and advise our region's leadership. While the region faces many challenges, the ECF Diamond Awards help highlight the positive impacts local leaders, programs, projects, plans, and organizations. The Diamond Awards are the rebirth of the original ECFRPC Awards that took place in the early days of the ECFRPC. Those awards highlighted local projects that still define our region, including the original A and B terminals for Orlando International Airport, EPCOT Center, and Uptown Altamonte. 

The Brilliance Award of Regional Innovation

The Brilliance Award is the highest honor award. It is presented to an individual, program, or organization that exemplifies the spirit of regional cooperation, dedication to their community, and notable achievement in realizing the six guiding principles. This award is designed to highlight sustained, long-term, servant leadership with a focus on how the entity, program, or person has improved the region and our communities, as witnessed through both quantitative and qualitative findings.

Regional Prosperity

The Regional Prosperity Award focuses on economic development, cross-generational wealth building, and community reinvigoration.

Conservation & Countryside

The Conservation & Countryside Award highlights projects, programs, or plans that further environmental preservation, agriculture food systems, and ensure positive impacts on rural communities.

Innovative Places

The Innovative Places award recognizes noteworthy projects, programs, or plans that improve the region through placemaking, community planning, and improvements to the built environment.

Big Data & Technology

The Excellence in Big Data & Technology Award highlights novel uses of technology and data that provide actionable insights

Health & Equity

The Health & Equity award showcases work in the realms of equity, demographics, health, and cross-generational lifestyle improvements.

In addition to the awards listed above, the Executive Award of Regional Significance celebrates a submission of exceptional impact on the region as a whole. This award is hand-picked by the Executive Director based on the positive impact of the project, plan, person, or program. All submissions across all other categories are considered.

2023 Diamond Award Highlights

The inaugural Diamond Awards took place on January 18, 2023, at the Lake Mary Events Center. 

Learn more about our 2023 class of winners here

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