Flags at historic Union Mill.

Best of Maryland: Legislative Champions

By Preservation Maryland

Our recent successes in increasing state support for preservation could not have been possible without a strong commitment from legislators in the General Assembly, including Del. Brooke LiermanSen. Bill Ferguson, Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones, and Del. Brett Wilson. In recognition of their support, Preservation Maryland will recognize each legislator with a Champion award at our upcoming Best of Maryland awards in May.

Del. Lierman at History Advocacy Day, 2017.

Delegate Brooke Lierman
District 46, Baltimore City

Del. Lierman is largely responsible for the budget language which resulted in the 2016 Joint Chairman’s Report outlining the need for the restoration of the Maryland Historical Trust Preservation Grant Fund; the Report led to the inclusion funding in the 2017 budget for the first time since 2010.

Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones
District 10, Baltimore County

Speaker Pro Tem Jones introduced the Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act which seeks to ensure the Maryland Historical Trust’s Grant Fund receives funding every year. The bill passed in both the House and Senate and will hopefully be signed into law in the near future.

Senator Bill Ferguson
District 46, Baltimore City

Sen. Ferguson introduced the Maryland Historic Trust Grant Fund Improvement Act, a bill that seeks to guarantee funding to the Preservation Grant Fund at the Maryland Historical Trust, that will support preservation projects across the Old Line State.

Sen. Brett Wilson with Heritage Area representatives, 2017.

Delegate Brett Wilson
District 2B, Washington County

Del. Wilson introduced the legislation that raised the funding cap for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program that passed this March and will result in additional resources for the thirteen heritage areas across the state that touch every county and support heritage tourism.

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