Adam Ortiz Hon. ASLA

Prince George's County Government

Adam Ortiz, Director for the Department of the Environment for Prince George’s County, MD, heading a 300 persons, $160M agency dedicated to recycling, composting, clean water, renewable energy and humane animal care. Since his assignment in 2012, the County moved from 11th to 1st in the State for waste diversion, including an award-winning food scrap compost program and 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, Clinton Global Initiative and The White House.