The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Siemens Corporation have named Middleton one of three national finalists in 2012 for the small community category of the Sustainable Community Awards.
Now in its fifth year, the Sustainable Community Awards honors communities dedicated to improving their overall sustainability through impactful environmental, economic and social solutions.
On April 17 in Atlanta, Mayor Kurt Sonnentag will be attending the national awards ceremony to represent the city, which was chosen from 135 total applications.
Middleton’s recognition is due in no small part to the living systems approach adopted in the Middleton Sustainable City Plan. By considering sustainability as a factor in every major decision made, and updating its plan annually, the city has been able to ensure that development and other improvements are undertaken in an environmentally-astute manner.