Dark Skies – Starry Nights


IDA Plaque to KSB and City of Sedona 2014



City Council recognition and plaque presentation to the City of Sedona

World’s Eighth International Dark-Sky Community


At the September 23 City Council meeting, City Manager Tim Ernster presented a beautiful etched-glass plaque from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) to the City of Sedona and to Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB), recognizing the City of Sedona as the world’s eighth International Dark-Sky Community.  Mr. Ernster read a congratulatory letter from John Barentine, PhD., IDA Program Manager.  Mayor Rob Adams accepted the IDA plaque on behalf of the City of Sedona, and Joanne Kendrick, Chair of the KSB Dark-Sky Committee, accepted a duplicate IDA plaque on behalf of the KSB Dark-Sky Committee.  

The Dark-Sky Community designation is given by the IDA for “…exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies”.  Sedona can proudly wear the badge of honor of being one of the few cities in the world to have this designation.  

We again thank Mayor Adams, City Manager Ernster, the City Council, the City staff, Tom O’Halleran, Past-President of KSB, the KSB Board, the local and regional government, the many community organizations, businesses, and residents who helped make this designation possible.   

Thank you, KSB Member, for your continuing support of KSB.  KSB will continue to live its mission…”to protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona area”.