Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards: Nominations Now Open

The Maryland Department of Planning has announced that they are accepting applications for the Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards 2023

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.

For more details on eligibility, growth award categories, and how to apply, visit their website