Thank you to all of the municipalities that participated in the 2019 Banner Community Program. This year, the program was expanded to include municipal authorities and resulted in a record 69 communities earning Banner Community designation. The 2019 Banner Communities were announced on March 8, 2019. Click here to view the 2019 Banner Communities. Click here to view the Recognition Event Photo Album. These municipalities earned the designation of a Banner Community by distinguishing themselves as model communities through a commitment to sustainable practices including professional development, intergovernmental cooperation, sound fiscal management and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders.
In March, a special recognition luncheon was hosted by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to recognize program participants. In addition, through a partnership with HRG Engineering, Banner Community designees were eligible for scholarships for future professional development opportunities such as the ALOM Spring Educational Conference as a recognition of efforts to promote best practices at the local government level. Scholarships were randomly drawn at this year’s conference and were awarded to Castle Shannon, Crafton, Edgeworth, Harrison, Mt. Lebanon, Oakmont, Pitcairn, Plum, Ross & Whitehall. .
The 2020 Banner Community Application for municipalities and authorities are now available. The application reflects efforts undertaken by a municipal government during the 2019 calendar year. Applications may be submitted to email@example.com at any time from now until the deadline of January 24, 2020.
Please feel free to contact ALOM with any questions you may have regarding the application procedure.
ALOM is pleased that local engineering firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) has partnered with us to serve as the key sponsor of the Banner Community Program. HRG is a an employee-owned, full-service civil engineering and related services firm that provides quality, cost-effective design solutions to public and private sector clients. As the Banner Community Program Sponsor, HRG is demonstrating its corporate values of unwavering dedication to quality, accuracy, and budget.