IACT Highlights 'Green' Communities

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The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns will honor several communities next week at its annual conference. The association has named three Green Community of the Year award winners and six Green Community designation recipients for 2013. The 2013 "IACT Green Community of the Year" award winners are Evansville, Westfield, Whiting

The 2013 "IACT Green Community" designation recipients are

Carmel, Cicero, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Westfield, WhitingOctober 4, 2013

News ReleaseINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced that Whiting is a 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year. Whiting will receive its award during an Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 7, at noon during the 2013 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis.

IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative in 2008 to identify potential cost savings to communities facing budget shortfalls, promote economically competitive quality of life concepts, and ultimately serve as role models for citizens while better protecting our environment. The initiative will expand educational opportunities for municipalities and create a consolidated clearinghouse of data and programs that can be accessed by municipalities.

Whiting had to fill out a 49-question survey in the areas of purchasing, operations, measuring success, and sample projects. Not only did the city meet the minimum score required to be a Green Community, but ranked highest among other communities its size. The city’s exemplary efforts in the area of green programs earned them the 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year award in the 5,000 – 9,999 population category. This is the City’s fourth consecutive IACT Green Community of the Year designation.

2013 Green Community of the Year Award Winners:

Evansville, Westfield, Whiting

IACT Green Communities Designation Recipients:

Carmel, Cicero, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Westfield, Whiting

Conference Facts:

2013 IACT Annual Conference and Exhibition

October 6-8, 2013

JW Marriott, Indianapolis

Further information: www.citiesandtowns.org

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with 470 cities and towns as members. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.

Source: Indiana Association of Cities and Towns

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced that Evansville is a 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year. Evansville will receive its award during an Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 7, at noon during the 2013 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis.

IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative in 2008 to identify potential cost savings to communities facing budget shortfalls, promote economically competitive quality of life concepts, and ultimately serve as role models for citizens while better protecting our environment. The initiative will expand educational opportunities for municipalities and create a consolidated clearinghouse of data and programs that can be accessed by municipalities.

Evansville had to fill out a 49-question survey in the areas of purchasing, operations, measuring success, and sample projects. Not only did the city meet the minimum score required to be a Green Community, but ranked highest among other communities its size. The city’s exemplary efforts in the area of green and environmentally responsible programs earned them the 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year award in the 50,000 and above population category.

“The fact that Evansville also won the Green Community of the Year Award in 2012 speaks to the civic pride, work ethic and spirit of volunteerism in this community,” said Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “I want to thank the wonderful citizens of Evansville – this award is yours!”

2013 IACT Green Community of the Year Award Winners:

Evansville, Westfield, Whiting

2013 IACT Green Communities Designation Recipients:

Carmel, Cicero, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Westfield, Whiting

Conference Facts:

2013 IACT Annual Conference and Exhibition

October 6-8, 2013

JW Marriott, Indianapolis

Further information: www.citiesandtowns.org

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with 470 cities and towns as members. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.

Source: Indiana Association of Cities and Towns

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced that Westfield is a 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year. Westfield will receive its award during an Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 7, at noon during the 2013 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis.

IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative in 2008 to identify potential cost savings to communities facing budget shortfalls, promote economically competitive quality of life concepts, and ultimately serve as role models for citizens while better protecting our environment. The initiative will expand educational opportunities for municipalities and create a consolidated clearinghouse of data and programs that can be accessed by municipalities.

Westfield had to fill out a 49-question survey in the areas of purchasing, operations, measuring success, and sample projects. Not only did the city meet the minimum score required to be a Green Community, but ranked highest among other communities its size. The city’s exemplary efforts in the area of green programs earned them the 2013 IACT Green Community of the Year award in the 10,000 – 49,999 population category.

2013 Green Community of the Year Award Winners:

Evansville, Westfield, Whiting

IACT Green Communities Designation Recipients:

Carmel, Cicero, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Westfield, Whiting

Conference Facts:

2013 IACT Annual Conference and Exhibition

October 6-8, 2013

JW Marriott, Indianapolis

Further information: www.citiesandtowns.org

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with 470 cities and towns as members. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.

Source: Indiana Association of Cities and Towns

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced that Cicero has been designated as an IACT Green Community. Cicero will receive its designation during an Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 7, at noon during the 2013 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis.

IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative in 2008 to identify potential cost savings to communities facing budget shortfalls, promote economically competitive quality of life concepts, and ultimately serve as role models for citizens while better protecting our environment. The initiative will expand educational opportunities for municipalities and create a consolidated clearinghouse of data and programs that can be accessed by mun