Municipal Designations and Honors

A comprehensive list of municipal awards received.


Banner Community

, presented by the Allegheny League of Municipalities in recognition of outstanding commitment to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders. 2014-2021

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Clearview Common: One of the Great Public Spaces in Pa.

Presented by the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania this award honors unique, memorable places that work not only for their community, but as a model others want to emulate – places of exemplary character, quality, planning, identity, cultural interest, and community involvement with a sustainable vision for tomorrow.

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Pennsyvania Governor's Awards

for Local Government Excellence—Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices, 2010, Building Community Partnerships, 2013

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Tree City USA

, so designated 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.


Awarding winning Mt. Lebanon Magazine

, has been regularly recognized by 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

Best Suburb to Live in in Pittsburgh

, by Niche based on public schools, crime, real estate, cost of living, and local amenities, 2016


Third safest large city in Pennsylvania

(over 30,000 category),based on FBI data from 227 cities (2016)

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ISO Class 1 fire department

(accredited 2012 & re-accredited 2017, 2021 & 2022)


TribTotal Media best golf course

in Western Pennsylvania (2016 & 2017)


USTA Middle States Premier Tennis Facility

, recognizing an outstanding facility, excellent customer service, high quality programming and overall contribution to the game of tennis, 2016


AAA Platinum Award

Winner in recognition of community traffic safety efforts. (2016)

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Live Well Allegheny Community an Allegheny County designation recognizing communities that offer activities that are age-friendly, contributing to a thriving community, 2016


Nationally Accredited Main Street America

, by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation


Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Program: Since 1976 (longest in Pennsylvania) recognition by the Government Finance Officers Association for our Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).


Certificate of Achievement, Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Award Program: Since 1993, recognition by the Government Finance Officers Association for our Annual report (PAFR).


National Walk Friendly Community

, bronze award, sponsored by Fed Ex and administered by the University of North Carolina Highway Research Center. This program recognizes communities working to conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort, 2017


Young Lungs At Play

, certificate of Recognition from Pennsylvania Department of Health for efforts to protect the health of children and families by preventing tobacco exposure in public settings, 2016.


Sustainable Pennsylvania Community

, silver certified by Sustainable Pittsburgh in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Municipal League “for employing sustainable policies and practices,” 2014


Safe Communities America designation

, 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.

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Pittsburgh City Paper

readers selected Mt. Lebanon as the Best Neighborhood to Raise a Family. More info...

Mt. Lebanon is a Level 1 Accredited Arboretum, which means we are dedicated to increasing species diversity and specimen tree plantings in the municipality's parks, parklets and traffic islands, with the long-term goals of enhancing the character, resiliency and visual appearance of the community.