Executive Committee

To guide the efforts and build SM program, nine entities worked together: the Executive Committee, the Mayors’ Advisory Council (MAC), and seven task forces. The Executive Committee and MAC provided support and review for the task forces during the formation of the program and the development of SM Actions.

Today, the Executive Committee provides guidance and structure to the program development process. One of the most important roles of the Executive Committee is to provide guidance for coordinating with other state sustainability efforts and for addressing issues of municipal scale and equitable access to resources. The Executive Committee is made up of leaders consisting of members of the mayors, Maryland Municipal League, state agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector.

Executive Committee


Mayor Jacob Day

City of Salisbury


Council Member J Davis

City of Greenbelt


Mayor Takisha James

Town of Bladensburg

Andrew Fellows
University of Maryland

Gary Allen
Center for Chesapeake Communities


Maia Davis

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments


Carol Gilbert

Department of Housing & Community Development


Mayor Malinda Miles
City of Mount Rainier


Joseph Griffiths
Maryland Department of Planning


Jana Davis

Chesapeake Bay Trust


Scott Hancock
Maryland Municipal League


Pamela Ruff
Maryland Economic Development Association

Sandi Olek

Maryland Department of Natural Resources