The city of Santa Clarita received recognition from the Institute for Local Government with a Beacon Spotlight Award for Natural Gas Savings at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo in Long Beach on Thursday.
Santa Clarita Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean accepted the award from Interim Executive Director of the Institute for Local Government Corrie Manning on behalf of the city.
“The health of our residents and the environment that surrounds us is a top priority in Santa Clarita,” McLean said. “We are proud of the work our city has done to accomplish energy efficiency goals, and it is a great honor for the city to be recognized with a Beacon Spotlight Award for our efforts.”
The Beacon Program, sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, honors local governments for voluntary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and promote sustainability.
Beacon Spotlight Awards are bestowed in five categories: Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Natural Gas Savings, Agency Energy Savings and Sustainability Best Practices.
Santa Clarita’s natural gas savings reached 11 percent over the last year. The city has also received Spotlight Awards for Agency Energy Savings (2012, 2013) and Sustainability Best Practices (2013, 2016).
Earning a Beacon Spotlight Award is the first step in completing the program and receiving a Beacon Award, which honors cities that have received recognition in each of the five Spotlight categories.
Santa Clarita is one of six cities in California to earn a Spotlight Award for Natural Gas Savings in 2018 and one of just four to reach the Gold level designation.
For more information about the Institute for Local Government and the Beacon Program, visit ca-ilg.org. For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s award-winning programs, contact Communications Manager Carrie Lujan at 661-255-4314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.