GAITHERSBURG – The city with the tree in its logo can claim an environmental milestone.
The University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center honored Gaithersburg as one of 14 Maryland municipalities to receive “Sustainable Maryland” certification, marking the second time the city’s received the award.
City officials received the re-certification, which is awarded to cities and towns based on their environmental sustainability initiatives, Friday at the Maryland Municipal League’s fall conference in Solomons.
Gaithersburg was one of the original eight awardees in 2013, and with its re-certification this year, it is the only Montgomery County municipality to receive the award.
“Receiving our second certification with Sustainable Maryland Certified reinforces the commitment that the City of Gaithersburg has made to sustainable practices in our community,” said Mayor Jud Ashman.