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South Bay Cities Council of Governments Welcomed as 1st Beacon Award Champion
July 2012


The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative recently designated the South Bay Cities Council of Governments as a “Beacon Award Program Champion” as part of the sustainability and climate change recognition program,  The Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change.  The South Bay Cities COG becomes the first organization of its kind to receive the designation.  The Beacon Award program recognizes cities and counties that save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainability. 

“As a regional leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, the South Bay Cities COG, along with the South Bay Environmental Services Center, is uniquely positioned to help its member agencies highlight their accomplishments and celebrate their leadership through the Beacon Award program,” said Ralph Franklin, South Bay Cities Council of Governments chair and Inglewood council member. “We look forward to working with the Institute for Local Government on supporting this program by encouraging sustainability programs.”

Inglewood City Council Member Ralph Franklin with Program Manager Marilyn Lyon (left) and Deputy Executive Director Catherine Showalter, South Bay Cities COG, celebrate designation as a Beacon Award Program Champion


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