Not to Brag, But…

The Government Finance Officers Association has given Mt. Lebanon a Certificate of Achievement for excellence for both its comprehensive and its popular annual financial report. The popular report has received the award for more than 25 consecutive years, and the comprehensive report for more than 40.

  The Allegheny League of Municipalities regularly includes Mt. Lebanon on its list of Banner Communities, in recognition of outstanding commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders.

The American Planning Association has designated Clearview Common, in Central Square, as one  of the Great Public Spaces in Pennsylvania, given to  unique, memorable places that work not only for their community, but as models others want to emulate; places of exemplary character, quality, planning, identity, cultural interest, and community involvement with a sustainable vision for tomorrow.

Mt. Lebanon has been designated a Main Street America, by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

We have received two Governor’s Awards from the Pennsylvania Office of Administration, in the categories of Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices, and Building Community Partnerships.

Mt. Lebanon is a Live Well Allegheny Community, an Allegheny County Health Department designation recognizing communities that offer activities that are age-friendly, contributing to a thriving community.

Since 2007, Mt. Lebanon has been designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of our maintaining a budget for tree planting and maintenance, establishing a parks advisory board to oversee trees and holding an annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Mt. Lebanon Magazine has been regularly recognized by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, as well as in competitions sponsored by Women in Communications, International Association of Business Communicators and City/County Communicators Association.

The FBI ranked Mt. Lebanon the third safest larger city in Pennsylvania (over 30,000 category) and AAA has given us its Platinum Award for Traffic Safety, the highest award it bestows, for 15 consecutive years.

The Center for Public Safety and Excellence has given the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department its highest rating, ISO (Insurance Services Organization) Class 1. Only 94 fire departments in the U.S. and Canada have achieved this rating. 

Mt. Lebanon received a Safe Communities America designation from the National Safety Council. To get the accreditation, Mt. Lebanon was required to document its unified, community-based approach to preventing injuries and death and commit to consistent improvement in the future.

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has rated the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center a USTA Middle States Premier Tennis Facility, in recognition of its “excellent customer service, high quality programming and overall contribution to the game of tennis.”

A Trib Total Media Readers Poll named the Mt. Lebanon Golf Course the best public course in western Pennsylvania two years in a row.