'Heartbombing' In Annapolis, during Preservation Maryland's Advocacy Day in 2019.

Year-In-Review: Spotlight on Advocacy

12/27/2021
By Elly Colmers Cowan

Preservation Maryland championed important legislation at the local, state, and federal levels in the past year. These preservation and smart growth policies invested in our communities and helped provide more equitable, sustainable, and livable opportunities for Maryland residents. None of this would have been possible without our members. Your donations helped us keep our metaphorical boots on the ground during a year of virtual hearings and meetings. In the face of unprecedented challenges, your support ensured that we had one of our most successful years in advocating for the policies that protect the best of Maryland.

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2021 Advocacy Highlights

Federal Advocacy Success:

Partners from Conservation Legacy, The Campaign for Historic Trades and the National Parks Service at the Frederick Historic Preservation Training Center.

Partners from Conservation Legacy, The Campaign for Historic Trades and the National Parks Service at the Frederick Historic Preservation Training Center.

The Frederick Jobs and Historic Preservation Training Center Act:

Preservation Maryland helped author the legislation that will provide the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center the ability to acquire a roughly 10-acre tract of land from the City of Frederick to expand and build out a trades’ training campus to meet the growing preservation needs of the National Park Service and help train the next generation of historic tradespeople around the nation. The bill has been introduced in the Senate and has passed out of subcommittee in the House, something only about 1 in 4 bills does.

State Advocacy Successes: 

State Smart Growth Advocacy Successes:

Budget Highlights for Open Space Funding: 

Through the hard work of the Partners for Open Space, including Preservation Maryland, the FY22 Budget includes critical Program Open Space funding:

 

 

 

 

Elly Colmers Cowan · Director of Government Relations

Elly Cowan works at the local, state, and federal levels to advance the historic preservation, smart growth, and community development policies that make Preservation Maryland's work possible.

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