About the Author

Kimberly leads the smart growth education and advocacy efforts at Smart Grow, which support preservation of forests, farms and open space and th Maryland, where she works on the revitalization of Maryland’s cities and towns. She advises officials and advocates working to advance sustainable growth in their communities and provides technical analysis of local planning efforts. She led a successful campaign in Charles County that serves as a model for campaigns in Anne Arundel, Calvert, and Frederick Counties. She has a graduate degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth Univ. and has worked as a professional planner for 20 years. Her experience includes local land use planning and natural hazard mitigation planning for the State of MD, where she served as the state’s Hazard Mitigation Officer. She previously served as the Local Policy Director at 1000 Friends of Maryland, a smart growth advocacy organization, which merged with Preservation Maryland.

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Oxon Cove Land Swap Discussions Continue

While talks with Washington’s NFL team about building its next stadium at Oxon Cove National Park have ceased, the Hogan administration is continuing to pursue the land swap without any meaningful … [Read more...]

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Revitalizing Brunswick: Smart Growth Maryland Assists with New Vision

Serving as a resource for individuals who are working to save places that matter to their community is critical to the mission of Preservation Maryland. Since fall of 2017, the organization has assisted City of Brunswick … [Read more...]

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Speak up for the Monocacy River! (Wednesday, Oct. 18th)

Frederick County friends: Please show up, and speak up, for the Monocacy River on Wednesday evening (October 18th) at Winchester Hall! This is an important hearing before Frederick County’s Planning Commission. Come … [Read more...]

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The Smarter Growth Alliance for Frederick County celebrates with a Gathering of Friends

It was a great afternoon in early June at the beautiful Hall’s Choice Farm near New Market. The Smarter Growth Alliance for Frederick County hosted an afternoon gathering for the members of the alliance … [Read more...]

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Help protect Frederick County’s farming future: Repeal the ARTO!

If you oppose the development of scattered sprawl across Frederick County farmland, please consider attending the County Council hearing this Tuesday evening (at 7:00 PM in Winchester Hall) about a bill to repeal the … [Read more...]

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Introducing the Smarter Growth Alliance for Frederick County

Do you think your work, and Frederick County (and Maryland), would benefit if a diverse range of organizations that care about smart growth and the protection of our environment worked together in a more organized and … [Read more...]