The City of Mill Valley received a Beacon Spotlight Award from the Institute for Local Government on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, for its work toward increasing energy efficiency in the community. The City was recognized during a special ceremony at the 2016 League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo with an award for Agency Energy Savings as the result of energy efficiency retrofits undertaken at agency facilities.
“We’ve been steadily working our way through a City-wide energy efficiency effort to create a healthier and more sustainable community,” said Councilmember Stephanie Moulton-Peters. Moulton-Peters and Councilmember Sashi McEntee represented the City of Mill Valley at the conference and received the award on behalf of the City.
Over the past few years, the City of Mill Valley has completed or initiated several projects to improve energy efficiency, including:
The Beacon Spotlight Awards recognize the individual accomplishments of cities and counties that participate in the Beacon Program, which provides a framework for local governments to share best practices that create healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities. Sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, the program honors voluntary efforts by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. Read more about the Beacon Program at www.ca-ilg.org/BeaconProgram.