Join Beacon

Visit the Beacon Program website

For up-to-date information on the Beacon Program visit the Institute for Local Government website here.

Through your agency’s participation in the Beacon Program, you will have the opportunity to share, learn and connect with local agencies that are implementing sustainability best practices that create better communities. We invite each participating agency to submit data in five award categories in order to be recognized with awards for its achievements.

Cities and counties participating in the Beacon Program must:

  • Adopt a resolution by the governing body committing the agency to participate in the program;
  • Designate a lead staff person as a point of contact;
  • Designate an elected official that will represent and serve as a contact for the agency;
  • Develop and/or implement sustainability initiatives and or/a climate action plan;
  • Respond to data inquiries in order to share best practices and receive award recognition.

Please complete this short online application to start your progress through the Beacon Program. After we receive your application, the Beacon Program manager will contact you to discuss next steps. There is no deadline to apply to participate in the program, however to be considered for awards data is due on June 1st of each year.