Rockville Honors Environmental Leaders (VIDEO)

Rockville city leaders honored a community member and a local business with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing their contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability earlier this week.

• Kris Dighe received the Carl Henn Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship award in recognition of his leadership on the Environment Commission. Dighe chaired the commission when it helped formulate the city’s green building program, obtained a sustainability certification from the University of Maryland and comprehensively revised the city’s Sediment Control and Stormwater Management ordinance. Dighe also volunteered many hours of service for the commission’s Hometown Holidays and Science Day booths and stream cleanups and in interactions between the commission and other city boards and commissions and the Mayor and Council.

• Tri-State Ice Management LLC, which manages the outdoor ice skating rink at Rockville Town Square, received the Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Practices award for designing, testing and implementing manufacturing methods to operate the rink in an innovative, energy-efficient manner that is a model for other similar ice facilities.

You can watch the city’s awards presentation, below:

Rockville residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals or organizations for Environmental Excellence Awards. Nominations are accepted throughout the year. The awards are presented by the Mayor and Council and the commission following an evaluation of the nominations.

For more information about award categories and guidelines, application forms and eligibility, visit

Rockville Environmental Excellence Awards 2015   YouTube

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