Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission

2016 Maryland Sustainable Growth Forum and Awards Ceremony

Presented by the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievement by individuals, businesses, organizations and local governments to realize the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact and quality of life.

The fourth annual Sustainable Growth Awards presentation was held on September 15 at the Governor's Reception Room in the Maryland State House. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford gave the keynote address.

2016 Sustainable Growth awards

The Commission recognized the following people and projects during its award ceremony and forum on September 15, 2016.

Civic Works' Retrofit Baltimore Program

Karl Brendle PicLeadership & Service. For educating Baltimore communities on the benefits of sustainable options and enhancing residents' quality of life through energy improvements and making homeownership more affordable.

Community College of Baltimore County

Greater Homewood CommunityLeadership & Service. For the commitment to sustainable living and learning, involving and benefiting all who work, study and play at its campuses.

Laura Wright

Woodberry KitchenLeadership & Service. For activism in cultural and heritage preservation and race relations, and leading the renovation and re-use the historically significant Odd Fellows Lodge in Sandy Spring.

The Centre

Farm Alliance of Baltimore CitySustainable Communities. For transforming one of the largest vacant buildings in the Station North Arts District into a hub for artists, entrepreneurs focused on social innovation, and tech companies.

Center for Parks & People Foundation

Homewood CommunitySustainable Communities. For providing creative solutions to parks and recreation issues, and reclaiming and revitalizing vacant lots and create usable space that benefits the entire community.

520 Park Avenue

Woodberry KitchenSustainable Communities. For transforming a vacant department store warehouse into a vibrant mixed-use for hundreds of residents and visitors.

Pike & Rose Project

Ocean City ProgramSustainable Communities. For transforming an aging strip center into a desirable, livable neighborhood with a new grid of walkable streets, diverse uses and varied architecture.

Washington County Solar Initiative Project

Evergreen Heritage CenterPreservation and Conservation. For establishing a public-private partnership with both economic and environmental benefits that utilizes landfill properties to generate solar electricity.