The Green Government Challenge is a friendly competition between Virginia municipalities designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community. Cities, towns and counties that take significant stewardship actions in a given year are certified as "Green Governments" by the Virginia Municipal League (VML).
The Town of Ashland is proud to have been recognized at the 2015 VML Conference as a certified green government for the fourth consecutive year. Eligible actions the Town took this year ranged from high-impact stormwater management projects and an ongoing partnership with Tree City USA spanning more than two decades to encouraging employees to walk or bike to work and reducing vehicle idle times.
Mayor Spagna, Councilmember Prichard and Town Manager Charles Hartgrove accepted the award on behalf of the town at the VML Awards Luncheon held October 6 in Richmond.