Overland Park joins LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

The City of Overland Park joined the 2024 national cohort of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program. 

The LEED for Cities program helps local governments committed to sustainability and advancing resilience and social equity by measuring and tracking performance using the LEED for Cities rating system.

“Participating in LEED for Cities will give us a clearer idea of where Overland Park excels when it comes to sustainability and where there is room for improvement so that we can focus on implementing and tracking strategies that will make a difference to our community,” said City Sustainability Manager Lara Isch.

The 2024 cohort represents nearly five million Americans in diverse places across the United States. In addition to Overland Park, the 2024 cohort includes cities in Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

Bank of America partnered with USGBC to launch the Local Government Leadership Program in 2017 and has contributed more than $2.75 million to support dozens of cities and counties in their pursuit of LEED certification. LEED certification helps local governments attract new economic activity, reach global climate goals, improve air and water quality and enhance quality of life for all.

Find more information about the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program and its rating system at usgbc.org