INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced today which Indiana communities obtained designation as an IACT Green Community. The cities and towns of Fishers, Union City, Westfield and Whiting will receive their awards during the IACT Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Umbaugh, Oct. 5 during the 2016 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in French Lick.
IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative in 2008 in conjunction with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., 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.
“This is a fantastic program that allows cities and towns to showcase their hard work and commitment to efficiency at the local level. The survey these communities complete to achieve the Green Community designation is extremely comprehensive and gives a great deal of credibility to their commitment to sustainable practices.” said IACT Executive Director and CEO Matt Greller.
Representatives from participating cities had to fill out a 51-question survey in the areas of purchasing, operations, measuring success, and sample projects. Each community met the minimum score required to be designated an IACT Green Community.
2016 IACT Green Community Designation Recipients
Fishers, Union City, Westfield, Whiting
The IACT Annual Conference and Exhibition is open to media who may attend the Awards Luncheon, opening and closing business sessions. Please request a media credential at the IACT registration desk in the French Lick Springs Hotel and Conference Center. Media must be credentialed before entering conference events.
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.