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The Institute for Local Government (ILG) announced the winners of their Beacon Awards for achievements in addressing climate change and the Town of Truckee won the Equity and Engagement in Sustainability and Climate category.

The Town of Truckee is receiving the award for equity and engagement for their Climate Change Adaptation Plan, Climate Ready Truckee, which prioritizes low-income, unhoused and non-English speaking communities within Truckee’s climate solutions.

Mayor Anna Klovstad is thrilled about the award, “We are also working with Supervisors Bullock and Hall on the Justice and Equity program. I am so proud of the Nevada County community, this proves we are more successful working together.”

The Innovation and Leadership Awards aim to celebrate local governments’ efforts to implement collaborative, inclusive and equitable climate resilience and adaptation programming. In addition to the Beacon Vanguard Awards, ILG is recognizing the cities of Fremont, Irvine, Truckee, Davis and Manhattan Beach with Beacon Leadership and Innovation Awards.

“Cities across the state are dealing with increased climate impacts and threats like wildfires, drought, sea level rise and extreme heat,” said Erica L. Manuel, CEO and Executive Director of the Institute for Local Government in a press release. “We are excited to honor the leadership and innovation of our city partners to manage and proactively address these increasing threats to make all California’s communities more sustainable and more resilient.”  

About the Institute for Local Government

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is the non-profit training and education affiliate of the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties and the California Special Districts Association, which represent 1000s of local agencies across the state. ILG helps local officials and staff navigate the constantly changing landscape of their jobs by offering training, technical assistance, written resources, and facilitation services specifically designed for local agencies. From leadership to public engagement to housing and workforce, ILG helps local leaders with a wide range of issues. Visit www.ca-ilg.org  to find out more.