March 24, 2016

Montgomery County Recognized as an Environmental Champion at the Transforming Communities: Trash-Free Solutions for Healthy Lives, Clean Land, Safe Water Summit

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, Tommy Wells on behalf of District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Lori Arguelles, Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.
County Executive Ike Leggett participated as a keynote lunch speaker at the Transforming Communities: Trash-Free Solutions for Healthy Lives, Clean Land, Safe Water Summit sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation on March 22. The event was held at the University of Maryland College Park Samuel L. Riggs Alumni Center. This summit marked the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Potomac River Watershed Trash Treaty, an agreement between regional leaders, businesses and governments who are committed to working towards a cleaner community. During the event, Leggett received the Potomac Champions Award.

A closing panel discussion included Lisa Feldt, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. Joining Feldt was Tommy Wells, Director of the District Department of Energy & Environment; and Adam Ortiz, Director of the Department of the Environment for Prince George's County.

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