Executive Committee

To guide the efforts and build the SM program, nine entities initially worked together: the Executive Committee, the Mayors’ Advisory Council, and seven task forces. The Executive Committee and Mayors' Advisory Committee 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 from the ranks of municipal mayors, Maryland Municipal League, state agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector.


Gary Allen
Center for Chesapeake Communities

Mayor Donald Briggs
Town of Emittsburg

Councilmember Judith "J" Davis
City of Greenbelt

Jana Davis
Chesapeake Bay Trust

Maia Davis
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Mayor Jacob Day
City of Salisbury

Andrew Fellows
University of Maryland

Carol Gilbert
MD Department of Housing & Community Development

Joseph Griffith
MD Department of Planning

Theresa Kuhns
Maryland Municipal League

Mayor Takisha James
Town of Bladensburg

Mayor Malinda Miles
City of Mount Rainier

Sandi Olek
MD Department of Natural Resources

Pam Ruff
Maryland Econmic Development Association

Kristen Peterson
The Hatcher Group