Get Your Nominations in for the 2021 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards

The Maryland Department of Planning has announced that nominations are open for the 2021 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards. Nominate a local government, business, individual, or organization today!

The Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate achievements to support 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. Awards are given across three categories: Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation.

According to Planning:

Leadership and Service

Awards presented for leadership and service recognize individuals, organizations, agencies, and institutions, as well as students for laudable activities or accomplishments in Maryland that advance the public’s appreciation, understanding, and/or involvement in promoting well planned economic and community development and sustainable communities at the local, regional, or state level.

Sustainable Communities

Awards presented for sustainable communities recognize outstanding achievements by individuals, organizations, government agencies, and other entities for projects and activities of all sizes, scopes, and on all types of properties. The project/activity submitted embodies, results in, or encourages development that addresses at least one of the 12 Visions.


Preservation/Conservation Project awards are presented to individuals, organizations, government agencies, and other entities for their accomplishments in protecting or improving farms, forests, natural resources, and the waters of Maryland.

The deadline for nominations is July 23, 2021. For more information, visit the Department of Planning’s website.