Maryland’s Inaugural Statewide Brownfield Conference a Resounding Success

Planning Assistance in Action

By Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) would like to extend its sincerest thanks to the many participants, presenters, brownfields site tour leaders, and advisory committee members who made our first foray into the brownfields conference arena a terrific success!

Figure 1 – Photos taken during the Frederick City tour of brownfields, both developed and ready for redevelopment. Kristen E. Humphrey, 2021.

The virtual conference, entitled Toward Beneficial Reuse, which spanned two days in November, also offered opportunities for in-person site tours at locations around the state and networking opportunities. Recordings of the sessions can be found here:

We wish to thank all of the following individuals and their organizations and businesses for their participation and leadership in this important, growing field of smart land use, development and beneficial reuse:

Advisory Committee Members

  • Barbara H. Brown, Voluntary Cleanup Program Section Head, Land and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Brian Dietz, Chief, State Assessment and Remediation Division, Land Restoration Program, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Barney Quinn, Town Engineer, Town of Mount Airy
  • David Warrington, Town Administrator, Town of Mount Airy
  • Jeremy J. Mason, City Manager, Pocomoke City
  • Greg Goodwin, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Department of Community Planning and Services
  • Carrie M. Staton, MPA, Director, WV Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU, WVU TAB
  • Sean C. Vroom, Director, Center for Community Systems, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Presenters

  • Robert S. McCord, Esq., Maryland’s Secretary of Planning
  • Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment
  • Adam Ortiz, EPA Regional Administrator for Region 3
  • Peter Haid, Vice President—Environmental, Tradepoint Atlantic
  • Patricia M. Corbett, Project Officer, Brownfields and Land Revitalization Branch, US EPA Region 3
  • Mike Taurino, US EPA Region 3
  • Seema Thomas, Deputy Director for the Financial Management Division, US HUD
  • Adam J. Santoroski, Project Manager, AEC Environmental
  • Paul H. Hayden, P.G., L.R.S., R.S.M., Vice President, Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
  • Barbara H. Brown, Voluntary Cleanup Program Section Head, Land and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Kristen Keene, Chief of Strategy & Partnerships, Office of Harbor Development, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration
  • Mark Mank, Toxicologist, Land and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Richelle Hanson, Project Manager/Land Use Control Compliance Coordinator, Land Restoration Program, Land and Materials Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Lena Adams Kim, Ph.D., US EPA
  • Hillel Halberstam, Managing Member, SynerGen Solar
  • Susan Minnemeyer, Vice President of Technology, Chesapeake Conservancy
  • Garrett Greenlee, Dir. Engineering and Renewable Energy, Element Consulting Services, LLC and Solar Amor
  • Brian Dietz, Chief, State Assessment and Remediation Division, Land Restoration Program, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • M. Trent Zivkovich, J.D., Partner, Whiteford, Taylor, Preston LLP
  • P. David Bramble, Managing Partner, MCB Real Estate, LLC
  • Scott Slosson, Chief Operating Officer, 28 Walker Development
  • Scott Noteboom, Chief Technology Officer, Quantum Loophole
  • David Warrington, Town Administrator, Town of Mount Airy
  • Michael Bell, Environmental Consulting Services
  • Jeremy J. Mason, City Manager, Pocomoke City

Tour Leaders

  • Sara Ramotnik, Policy Manager, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
  • Garrett Greenlee, Dir. Engineering and Renewable Energy, Element Consulting Services, LLC and Solar Amor
  • Barney Quinn, Town Engineer, Town of Mount Airy
  • Michael Bell, Environmental Consulting Services
  • Richard Griffin, Director of Economic Development, The City of Frederick
  • Mary Ford-Naill, Economic Development Manager, Department of Economic Development, The City of Frederick
  • Laschelle E. McKay, Town Administrator, Town of Leonardtown
  • The Honorable Raymond M. Morriss, Mayor, City of Cumberland
  • Bill Ingersoll, Town Manager, Town of Chestertown
  • Jamie Williams, CEcD, Director, Economic & Tourism Development, Kent County

To learn more about Planning’s Brownfield Redevelopment and Assistance Program, please visit our webpage, contact Sylvia Mosser, AICP, Resource Conservation Planner at sylvia.mosser@maryland.gov or (410) 767-4487, and be sure to follow Planning Practice Monthly for announcements and updates. 

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