Graham Woodhouse Recipients

Previous winners of the Graham Woodhouse Award are as follows:


1988-Harbor Country Community Development Council

1989-Van Buren County Youth Services

1990-Combined Area Safety Effort

1991-Van Buren County Property Tax Administration

1992-Cass County Diamond Lake Sewer Project

1993-Cass Conty Health Department Facility Construction

1994-Van Buren County Maple Lake Dredging Project

1995-South Haven Water and Sewer Project

1996-Berrien Springs Bridge the Gap Project

1997-Coloma Watervliet Area Economic Development Corporation

1998-No award given

1999-Benton Harbor/St. Joseph/Benton Township Renaissance Zone Project

2000-Van Buren County Lawrence-Crandall Business Centre

2001-Cass County Intergovernmental Forums

2002-In memory of Marilyn J. Owca

2003-Cass County Michiana Parkway Prject

2004-Watervliet/Coloma Area Corridor Development

2005-City of Bangor Black River Mill Pond Cleanup

2006-No award given

2007-No award given

2008-Dowagiac River Meander Restoration at Arthur Dodd Memorial Park-


2009-I-94 Development Corridor

2010-Dowagiac and Silver Creek Township Youth Sports Park

2011-Lakes Area Sewer Authority Wastewater Collection and Treatment System Project

2012- Connecting Communities and People: Southwest Michigan Non-Motorized Transportation Plan and Map

2013-Lake to Grapes Corridor Wayfinding Program

2014-McCoy Creek Watershed Improvement Project

2015-Cass County Michigan Master Plan Collaboration

2016- Berrien Springs-Oronoko Charter Township M-139 Corridor Improvement Plan and the M-139 Water and Sewer Project

2017-Paw Paw River South Branch Watershed Improvements

2018 - Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail 

2019 - Sink Road Bridge Replacement Project

2020 - Paw Paw River Water Trail Partnership

2021 - Dowagiac River Restoration/Water Trail Project

2022 - Imagine Cass-Embrace the Vision, Cassopolis Transformation Project


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Mail to the following:


Graham Woodhouse Award

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

376 West Main Street, Suite 130

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Phone: 269-925-1137 x 1520