MD Planning Opens Noms for 2023 Sustainable Growth Awards

The Maryland Department of Planning recently opened nominations for the 2023 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards.

The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, organizations, or local governments to realize the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2009. The annual awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact, and quality of life. ​

The annual awards are presented by the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) and are the highest level of recognition for smart growth and sustainability in the state. The 2023 Sustainable Growth Awards nominations for the eleventh annual Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards are now open. MDP is seeking nominations from all parts of the state for the people, projects, organizations, and communities that have advanced innovative policies in furthering the 12 Visions.  Nominations are being accepted using the application form below through July 21, 2023, in the categories of Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation.


  • Individuals (including students), nonprofit and for-profit organizations or institutions and federal, state and local agencies are eligible to apply for a Maryland Sustainable Growth Award.
  • Current MDP staff and projects solely sponsored by MDP are not eligible.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.

Read more about MDP’s Sustainable Growth Awards.