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The commission thanks all those nominations submitted for the 2020 Sustainable Growth Awards. This is the eighth annual recognition of sustainable growth awards by the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission. The process for this year’s awards began back in July 2019 with a broad outreach effort for nominations in the three categories of Growth Awards:
The Leadership and Service Award is presented to individuals and organizations for leadership and service that advance the public’s appreciation, understanding and/or involvement in promoting smart growth and sustainable communities at the local, regional, or state level.
The Smart Growth Community Award is presented to public or private projects that demonstrate outstanding achievement and serve as examples of smart growth that should be emulated throughout the state.
The Preservation / Conservation Award is presented to individuals and organizations for their accomplishments in protecting or improving farms, forests, natural resources, and the waters of Maryland.
A total of 14 nominations were received this year in the three categories from all parts of the state. Both public and private sector projects were nominated. Collectively, these nominations demonstrate and reaffirm Maryland’s role as a national leader in land planning, resource conservation and sustainability. The six 2020 Growth Awards were presented at the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission's virtual meeting on October 5 at 1 pm.
Prior year's award recipients
Established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2010, the Sustainable Growth Commission makes recommendations on growth and development issues and celebrates smart growth achievements with an annual awards program. The commission operates under a specific statutory charge.
Commission members, who represent local and state government, business and nonprofit organization sectors, consider ways to help implement laws and regulations concerning Maryland’s growth and development. By studying current land use policies and their impact on growth, the Commission:
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