As we prepare for a new year, we reflect on the past year’s successes. 2016 was a strengthening and movement-building year for STAR Communities. We streamlined our subscription model and developed new training and technical assistance programs for certified communities. We crossed major milestones, such as the release of Version 2.0 and verifying our 50th Certified Community. In 2017, we invite communities to commit to transparency and accountability by reporting on local progress using STAR. We look forward to an exciting year ahead!