The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that Thurmont was one of 17 Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference in October. The Town received Bronze-level certification.

“I am very proud that the Town of Thurmont has been recertified again as a Sustainable Maryland Certified community,” said Mayor John Kinnaird.  “The Board of Commissioners and I are very grateful for the exceptional results that have been achieved over the past nine years. The tireless efforts of the Thurmont Green Team, Town of Thurmont staff, and our dedicated community volunteers have been nothing less than extraordinary. Great work by everyone!”

According to Mike Hunninghake, director of the Sustainable Maryland program, “We are pleased to be awarding a record number of certifications this year. These certifications show a commitment to sustainability by Maryland’s municipalities that is truly impressive in both depth and breadth. The commitments and associated actions are a critical investment for a future where local governments will increasingly be at the forefront in the fight against climate change. Sustainable Maryland stands ready to support and celebrate these communities, elected officials, and Green Teams.”

For detailed information about Thurmont’s sustainability initiatives, please contact Chief Administrative Officer Jim Humerick at or 301-271-7313, ext. 204

Pictured from left are Chief Administrative Officer Jim Humerick, Green Team Coordinator Cindy Poole, Human Resources Manager Diana Mehaffie, and Mayor John Kinnaird with the Sustainable Maryland Certified award at the Maryland Municipal League conference.

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