a minute to learn about the steps the City has taken to improve the quality
of life for present as well as future generations of Henderson residents.
Awards & Achievements
Here are some highlights of the City’s leadership efforts:
2010 - The City's Green Report highlights our collective efforts over the past fiscal year to promote sustainable policies and practices in city operations to foster a more sustainable community; to ensure our most precious natural resources are enjoyed by future generations.
2009 – The City of Henderson has been recognized as a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation for 18 years in a row.
2009 – The Nevada Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Henderson with the Leadership Award for Organizational Excellence.
2009 – The City of Henderson was honored by the American Lung Association and the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management at the Clean Air Awards. The City’s TreesHenderson program won top honors in the category of Biological Pollution Reduction and the North Community Police Station earned an Excellence Award for its contribution to indoor air quality and green building.
2009 – The City of Henderson earned Silver Partner Status with the Club Ride Commuter Services Program for the number of alternative commutes (carpooling, transit, cycling, etc.) logged by City employees.
2009 – Henderson was named as one of 93 cities in the nation – and the only one in Nevada – to be designated as a Playful City USA by the Washington-based KaBOOM! Organization. The City also received this honor in 2008, making it one of only 32 communities in the nation to have garnered this distinction for two years in a row.
2009 – The North Community Police Station was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
2009 – The City of Henderson’s Boulder Highway Landscape Design Manual won a DeBoer Award for Planning Excellence from the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association for its promotion of sustainable landscaping principles and enhanced the use of plantings to create a more comfortable and inviting environment for pedestrians and transit users.
2009 – Henderson adopted its first ever Sustainability Action Plan.
2009 – $15,000 grant from Wells-Fargo Bank for solar-powered trash compactors in City parks.
2008 – Henderson trails were voted “Best Place to Ride a Bike” in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Poll.
2008 – Green Award from the Las Vegas Business Press for "Best Small Green Public Project,” for the City's Turf Conversion Program.
2008 – City Council approved the Henderson Guiding Principles for Sustainability.
2007 – Henderson was named as one of the Top 10 Walking Cities in America by Prevention Magazine.
2006 – Henderson ranked in the Top 20 of Money Magazine's "America's Best Places to Live".
2005 – Mayor Gibson signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.
Henderson was the first Nevada city to have a park within a mile of every resident.
Henderson was the first city in Nevada recognized as one of the best workplaces for commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Henderson was the first Nevada city to require golf courses to use reclaimed water instead of potable (drinking) water for irrigation and, acting as a water purveyor, to use ultraviolet disinfection for its water supply.
Partnerships & Collaboration
Here are some ways the City collaborates with other organizations to help Henderson on its path to sustainability: