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STAR Version 2.0

Now available for Public Comment & Review

After a yearlong comprehensive evaluation process, STAR Communities is pleased to announce that the proposed STAR Community Rating System Version 2.0 is now available for public review and comment. The 30-day public comment period for Version 2.0 runs from June 15 to July 15, 2016.

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Announcing the STAR Version 2.0 Public Comment Period

  Since its release in fall 2012, more than 50 towns, cities, and counties have been certified under the STAR Community Rating SystemTM (STAR),... Read More