Adam Ortiz, Prince George’s County, MD

Director, Prince George's County Department of Environment

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As Director for the Department of the Environment for Prince George’s County, MD, Adam heads a 400 person, $160M agency dedicated to recycling, composting, clean water, renewable energy and humane animal care. Since his assignment in October 2012, the County moved from 11th to 1st in the State for waste diversion, including producing an award-winning food scrap composting program that has been recognized by The Washington Post. He launched an innovative public-private partnership stormwater retrofit program that is restoring local streams while creating green jobs, an effort recognized by the Aspen Institute, Governing Magazine, the Clinton Global Initiative and The White House.

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  • Leadership development / organizational strategy

  • Sustainability / resilience

  • Urban design


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