Siemens Sustainable Community Awards

Congratulations, 2012 Winners: Chicago, IL; Santa Monica; CA; Purcellville, VA! Learn about the winning communities

2012 Finalists

Large Community: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV

Midsize Community: Jersey City, NJ; Riverside, CA; Santa Monica, CA

Small Community: Middleton, WI; Purcellville, VA; River Falls, WI

Honorable Mentions

Follow the Community Finalists on BCLCblog

Press Release: Chicago, Santa Monica, and Purcellville Named 2012 Siemens Sustainable Community Award Winners

Press Release: 2012 Sustainable Community Award Finalists Reveal Local Initiatives That Have National Impact


Prize Information
Past Finalists and Winners
Sustainable Community News


The annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards program is a partnership between Siemens Corporation and the U.S. Chamber BCLC. Learn about the award criteria and 2012 judging panel

Hear more about the Community Awards from BCLC founder & executive director Stephen Jordan:

Past winners and finalists 

In 2011, Mayor Bob Dixson of Greensburg, Kansas, accepted the award on behalf of his community.

Past Winners and Finalists





Throughout the country, local governments, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, and other organizations have taken tremendous steps to improve quality of life, be a steward of the environment, and increase the ability to sustain a successful community for generations to come. These efforts deserve national recognition. The Siemens Sustainable Community Awards program provides that national platform for recognition and information-sharing.