Communities & STAR
STAR Communities helps cities and counties achieve meaningful sustainability through the first national framework for local community efforts. Our organization has engaged in beta and pilot testing of the rating system with communities across the U.S. and Canada. Currently, communities can sign on as Participating STAR Communities to join the network and jump into the Technical Guide and other resources that help to create your path. In September 2013, local governments will also be able to subscribe as Reporting STAR Communities to get support and start reporting progress using online tools.
STAR Community Pilot PROGRAM
The STAR Community Pilot Program (Nov 2012 - Oct 2013) convenes leadership cities and counties to test and evaluate Rating System products & services. Pilots will be the first communities to receive a STAR Community Rating based on performance in the system. Currently more than 30 cities & counties in North American are part of the Pilot Program.
Leadership STAR Community program
This June 2013, STAR Communities will invite cities, towns and counties to apply to be a part of the 2013 Leadership STAR Community program. Modeled after our successful pilot program, communities will participate in a kick-off training event then work through the Rating System together.