Awards & Distinctions

2017
2017

First public agency to receive Land Trust Alliance Accreditation, which assures our work meets the best practices and standards for professional land conservation

2016
2016

California Trails and Greenways Merit Award for acquiring the newly-protected Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve

Transparency Certificate of Excellence awarded by the Special District Leadership Foundation for best practices and overall commitment to open and accessible government staff

Andrea Mackenzie was presented Bay Nature’s 2016 Local Hero for Conservation Action Award

2014
2014

California Senate Resolution from Senator Jim Beall congratulating the Open Space Authority on the grand opening of the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve’s new public parking lot and trailhead, commends the Authority for preserving and making this exceptional natural environment accessible to the public, and extending best wishes for continued success in the future

California Legislature Assembly Resolution from the Honorable Nora Campos congratulating the Open Space Authority on the grand opening of the new, free parking area and one-mile loop trail in the Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve, commending the Authority for providing valuable opportunities for healthy recreation opportunities and enjoyment of the scenic beauty of Santa Clara County, and applauding the Authority on its distinguished record of community service

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese recognizes and commends the Open Space Authority on opening the new multi-use Aquila Trail and staging area at Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve

2013
2013

Certificate of Recognition from the Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters — Special Award Recognizing 20 years of Environmental Service

Certificate of Recognition from State Assemblymember Mark Stone in recognition of 20 years of protecting open spaces, natural areas, working farms and ranches, and preserving the beauty of Santa Clara Valley for future generations

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for 20 years of outstanding and invaluable service to the community

California State Senate Resolution by Senator Jim Beall commending the Open Space Authority on is twentieth anniversary and the vital role it has played improving the quality of life in the local community, and extending best wishes that the Authority’s indomitable efforts will continue for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations

Congressional Resolution commemorating the Open Space Authority’s 20th Anniversary by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

City of San Jose Commendation on the Open Space Authority’s 20th Anniversary for preserving open space lands yielding many benefits to the public, including protecting watersheds, protecting natural habitat, and offering the public recreational opportunities that enhance the quality of life

County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors honors and recognizes the Open Space Authority for their work preserving the trails in our community

2007
2007

County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors honors and recognizes Open Space Authority on the importance of preserving the trails in our community