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How to Join


How to Join

California cities, towns, counties, and special districts are eligible to participate in the Beacon Program. Apply to join today!

Steps to join for cities and counties:

  1. Fill out the online application for cities and counties to participate
  2. Adopt a resolution by the governing body committing the agency to participate in the program. View examples below.

Steps to join for special districts:

  1. Fill out the online application for special districts to participate
  2. Submit a letter of support from CEO, General Manager, or similar. View examples below.

Contact ILG with questions.


Sample Staff Report
For cities and counties

The sample staff report can be used when putting forth a resolution for Beacon Program participation. It is designed be modified to meet each agency’s individual needs.


Sample Resolution
For cities and counties

To join the Beacon Program, cities and counties will need to submit a resolution approved by the governing body. This sample resolution for Beacon Program participation can be modified to meet each agency’s individual needs.


Sample Letter of Support
For special districts

This sample letter of support can be customized to meet the needs of special districts in applying to join the Beacon Program.


Beacon Program Participant Guide

Review the Beacon Program Participant Guide to learn:

  • How the Beacon Program works
  • Accomplishments eligible for receiving award recognition
  • How to achieve award recognition

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