Envision Essentials 2021


Be Part of the 2021 Experience!

We have had more than 100 people in our cohorts who have:

  • Become knowledgeable about smart growth, non-profits, environmental issues and how to advocate for them
  • Enjoyed networking and exceptional lunches in unusual Frederick County venues
  • Learned to advocate for quality of life in our community
  • Take a look at our speakers here!

July 31, 2021

Thorpewood, Thurmont

Topics: The Promise of Livable Frederick, Multimodal transportation; Building Smart.

August 14, 2021

Staley Park, Frederick

Topics:  Challenges for Underserved Communities & Frederick County’s Racial Reckoning

August 28, 2021

Emmitsburg Park, Emmitsburg

Topics: Government,  Small Town to the Statehouse and effective advocacy

September 11, 2021

Bar-T Mountainside Ranch,  Urbana

Topics: Climate Emergency Workgroup, Solar & EVs, county sustainability initiatives

All Sessions are 9 a.m.-1:30 pm, rain or shine

  • The day includes lecture, exchange, networking, inspiration & experience


All Four Sessions: $160 ($140 for Sustainers)

Three Sessions: $130 each ($115 for Sustainers)

One Session Only: $50 ($45 for Sustainers)


  • Continental Breakfast and Full Catered Lunch
  • Handouts and workbook materials
  • Networking, Info Exchange & Discussions with fellow class members & experts
  • Discovery Walk (Short exploration of the venue/topic to add depth to the experience)

COVID-19 Protocols in Place:

  • All venues are outdoors or well ventilated
  • Non-Vaccinated persons must wear masks
  • Masks optional for others
  • Social Distancing maintained
  • NEW: Vaccination confirmation required due to Frederick County’s recent designation as a High transmission area
Session II group shotEssentials Attendees from the 2019 at Bar-T Ranch in Urbana.

Envision Essentials 2021 is generously underwritten by:

Sponsors are encouraged! Please contact Linda Norris-Waldt, linda@envisionfrederickcounty.org or visit for details.