The Beacon Award Champion concept recognizes groups or agencies that wish to support and encourage the activities of cities and counties participating in the Beacon Award program or considering participation. Since participation in the Beacon Award program is limited to cities and counties, the concept of the Beacon Award Champion provides opportunities to recognize the efforts of other groups, such as councils of government, special districts or foundations, that provide sustained assistance to current and future Beacon Award program participants.
Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) is the regional planning agency coordinating government services in the Coachella Valley. By providing solutions to the common issues of the local governments and tribes that are its members, CVAG promotes a better quality of life and balanced growth for residents of Central and Eastern Riverside County.
CVAG members participating in the Beacon Award include:
The Energy Coalition is an innovative California-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization of energy architects.The energy architects at The Energy Coalition develop and implement energy blueprints – the plans and strategies that integrate these practices and help schools, businesses, or government communities manage energy resources. An energy blueprint is unique to specific needs and may take the form of:
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) serves as the forum for regional decision-making for the 18 cities and county government within its jurisdiction. SANDAG builds consensus; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates resources; plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region’s quality of life.
SANDAG members participating in the Beacon Award include:
The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) is a Joint Powers Agency composed of public agencies working in collaboration to address good energy stewardship through integrated demand side management practices in the Ventura County region.
The purpose of Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) is to unify Western Riverside County so that it can speak with a collective voice on important issues that affect its members. Representatives from 17 cities, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, and the Eastern and Western Municipal Water Districts have seats on the WRCOG Executive Committee, the group that sets policy for the organization.
The Beacon Award is sponsored by the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, which offers no-cost resources to support the energy and climate initiatives of California local governments. Click here to learn more.