City of Havre de Grace Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award from UMD at Maryland Municipal League Conference

    City of Havre de Grace Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award from UMD at Maryland Municipal League Conference

    College Park, MD (October 16, 2019) – The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that the City of Havre de Grace was one of 17 Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference on Tuesday in Cambridge, Maryland.

    “Through the Sustainable Maryland Certified program, Havre de Grace has been given the opportunity and recognition to capture numerous initiatives and document the work of countless volunteer hours toward capstone projects that makes this great City a wonderful place to live, work and play,” said Mayor William T. Martin. “The programs required for certification ensure that our City is providing an exceptional quality of life for our citizens and visitors today and well into the future, while being good stewards to our environment and the community at large.”

    Some highlights of Havre de Grace’s accomplishments include:


    • The City of Havre de Grace has installed a level two ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at David Craig Park. The dual-powered station is capable of simultaneously charging two cars, costing green motorist $2.00 per hour. The new charging station is part of a larger marketing strategy to promote tourism and environmentally friendly travel.
    • The Havre de Grace Green Team started the Community Garden Initiative in 2012 with one pilot garden and expanded to three more sites, thereby providing convenient access to garden plots to residents throughout the City. The Community Gardens provide wonderful opportunities for people who might not have access to a gardening spot at their home. There are currently a total of 67 community garden plots throughout the four sites, and all are active and rented by gardeners for this year.

    According to Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager for Sustainable Maryland, “This year’s seventeen Sustainable Maryland Certified communities, a record number since the program’s inception in 2011, represent a broad and deep commitment to addressing the environmental challenges of our time. We are pleased to recognize the Green Teams, elected officials, and municipal staff that are working hard every day to ensure a sustainable future for their communities, our state, and our planet.”

    The attached photo shows Council member David Martin with the Sustainable Maryland Certified award at the Maryland Municipal League conference.

    Also attached is Havre de Grace’s Sustainable Maryland Certified logo.

    For detailed information about Havre de Grace’s sustainability initiatives, please contact Patrick Sypolt, Director of Administration, (410) 939-1800 x1131 or