This section provides links to key resources for cities and
counties interested in participating in the Beacon Award.
This section provides detailed information regarding Beacon Award participation guidelines and recognition.
Fill out an application for your city or county using this online
The sample staff report can be used when putting forth a
resolution for Beacon Award participation.
The sample resolution for Beacon Award participation can be
modified to meet each agency’s individual needs.
Throughout the course of the Beacon Award program, participating
agencies must complete activities in each of the ten Best Practice Areas: one activity to
achieve the silver Beacon Award level, two for the gold Beacon
Award level, and three for the platinum Beacon Award level.
here for details on award level criteria.
The City of San Rafael was honored with a Beacon Award for Local
Leadership toward Solving Climate Change during the 2013 League
of California Cities Annual Conference.
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.