The Eastside Sustainable Business Alliance is a fusion of Eastside businesses, small and large, with a vision of achieving sustainable operations and positive community impacts. Created by businesses, for businesses, ESBA offers the opportunity to work together to lead our region toward the complementary goals of emission reductions, enhanced economy, and superior stewardship.
Regional / State Awards & Designations
Diamond Awards and Pacesetter Designations
King County Diamond Award program recognizes King County employers that go above and beyond with programs to reduce commute trips among their employees. The following Bellevue companies received recognition at the awards ceremony in 2013:
2013 Diamond Ring for Outstanding Leadership
Seattle Children's Hospital
2013 Diamond Award for Organizational Leadership
2013 Diamond Award for Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Leadership
Laura Emmons, HDR Engineering
Sarah Hollis, Group Health
2013 Diamond Award for Special Achievement
The Boeing Company for Outstanding Program Innovations: Tip Guides
2013 Pacesetters (King County companies recognized for their commitment to commute trip reduction principles):
City of Bellevue
Mulvanney G2 Architecture
Past Bellevue Diamond Award winners include:
|City of Bellevue
|Eddie Bauer, Inc.
Governor’s Commute Smart Awards
The Governor has recognized Washington companies for their commitment to reducing drive-alone commute travel.
2012 Bellevue Award Winners
In 2012, Deric Gruen of Bellevue College received the Commute Smart Employee Transportation Coordinator Leadership award. In addition, Microsoft Corporation received a Commute Smart Legacy award. Read more about the 2012 awards
. Congratulations to this year's winners!
2010 Bellevue Award Winners
In 2010, Governor Gregoire presented Corkey Christensen of LUMEDX Corporation the award for Employee Transportation Coordinator of the year at a voluntary worksite. In addition, the Connect Downtown program, a partnership of the City of Bellevue, King County Metro and the Bellevue Downtown Association’s TransManage, received the Community Champion Award. Read the
press release and link to a video about the Connect Downtown program.
National Awards & Designations
Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
, an international non-profit organization formed to support non-drive alone travel, annually recognizes the best programs in its awards competition. In 2008, Microsoft was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award for
The Connector, a network of buses and shuttles that provide transportation for employees whose neighborhoods aren’t served by regular public transit agency routes.
TransManage, a service of the
Bellevue Downtown Association, was named the 2009 Outstanding Transportation Management Association (TMA) by ACT for its success in extending commute programs to companies with fewer than 100 employees through their employee commute program. This national-level award recognizes the TMA that has best used its public/private partnerships to achieve local or regional transportation goals.
Best Workplaces for Commuters
Best Workplaces for Commuters is a membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and a designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes and vanpool fares and strong telework programs. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits—a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—can get on the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters and receive recognition, technical assistance, training and other Web-based tools and forums. There is an annual fee of $230 to become a Best Workplaces for Commuters member. Learn about joining
Find out which companies are Best Workplaces for Commuters members