Planning Assistance in Action

Back in November of 2018, Planning wrote a newsletter article about the department’s work on the WalkWicomcio project. Tracey Gordy, one of the department’s Regional Planners for the Lower Eastern Shore, spearheaded the department’s role in that effort, and her dedication has been noticed! As part of Wicomico County’s recognition of National Public Health Week (April 1-7), the County Health Department awarded Tracey the 2019 Outstanding Public Health Leader Award. Tracey received her award at a Salisbury University ceremony on April 3.

In the words of the Health Department:

Since the fall of 2015, Gordy has provided valuable insight, expertise and connections by serving on the WalkWicomico coalition and its steering committee, attending meetings, bringing new members to the group, and supporting walkability in Wicomico County throughout her professional and private life. As part of the Maryland Department of Planning, Gordy recognized her agency’s integral role in increasing walkability throughout the county and formed a close partnership with the WalkWicomico coalition.

We here at Planning could not be prouder. Well done and well deserved Tracey!   

To learn more about the award and WalkWicomico’s impact on public health, please contact Cara Rozeaieskli, B.A. Director of Prevention and Health Communications for the Wicomico County Health Department at cara.rozaieski@maryland.gov