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Spotlight Award Winners for Best Practice Activities
Updated October 2018

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Participating agencies are surveyed and asked to provide a description of completed or ongoing activities undertaken in the ten areas of the Institute’s Sustainability Best Practice Framework.

We celebrate the following agencies who have been honored with a Spotlight Award for Best Practice Activities! Click on each city or county’s name to visit its participant profile and learn more about the agency’s sustainability activities and accomplishments.

Alpine County

American Canyon

Apple Valley

Arcata

Artesia

Beaumont

Benicia

Brisbane

Burlingame

Camarillo

Carlsbad

Carson

Cathedral City

Chula Vista

Claremont

Colma

Culver City

Cupertino

Daly City

Davis

Del Mar

Downey

Dublin

Emeryville

Encinitas

Fillmore

Foster City

Fremont

Glendale

Goleta

Gonzales

Hawthorne

Hayward

Hermosa Beach

Indio

Inglewood

Jackson

La Habra

La Mesa

Livermore

Long Beach

Lynwood

Malibu

Manhattan Beach

Menlo Park

Millbrae

Mill Valley

City of Monterey

Moorpark

National City

Nevada City

Norwalk

Oceanside

Ojai

Oxnard

Pacific Grove

Palm Springs

Palo Alto

Paramount

Pittsburg

Pleasanton

Pomona

Port Hueneme

Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Palos Verdes

Redlands

Redwood City

Richmond

Riverside

Rolling Hills Estates

Sacramento

Sacramento County

San Carlos

San Diego County

San Mateo

San Mateo County

San Rafael

Sand City

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County

Santa Clarita

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County

Santa Monica

Santa Paula

Santa Rosa

Scotts Valley

Signal Hill

Simi Valley

Solana Beach

Sonoma County

South Gate

South San Francisco

Thousand Oaks

Truckee

Tulare

Union City

Ventura

Ventura County

Visalia

Walnut Creek

Watsonville

West Hollywood

West Sacramento

Whittier

Woodland

Yolo County

Overview

Sustainability Best Practices Framework

The Institute for Local Government’s Sustainability Best Practices Framework offers options for local action in ten areas. They are drawn from practical experiences of cities and counties throughout California. The options vary in complexity and are adaptable to fit the unique needs and circumstances of individual communities.

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