One Montgomery Green (OMG) announces the creation of the first annual Marian Fryer Communitarian Award at its annual Green Gala at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center in Wheaton, Maryland, on June 28th. The award recognizes an individual or business contribution to the community and to environmental health. This first awardee is Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett in honor of his commitment to improve the health and welfare of Montgomery County residents.
The Communitarian Award is named in honor of Marian Fryer, a 45-year resident of Wheaton, who was a tireless advocate for numerous community organizations and initiatives, including the WheatonKensington Chamber of Commerce and the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, which she served on from 1999-2014. Marian also served on the Montgomery County Housing Advisory Committee, the Montgomery County Commission for Women, and the Leadership Montgomery Board of Directors. She was an inductee into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for Community Service and was recognized for numerous community contributions.
In her own words, Marian said, “As a citizen of Montgomery County, I believe my role is to serve my community and advocate for and support the maintenance of programs and activities that help to keep it healthy, viable and stable.”
Marian Fryer passed away September 9, 2017, and she is keenly missed, but her legacy of community service lives on.
“Marian Fryer was an inspiration to many people in Montgomery County, including me,” said One Montgomery Green Executive Director Wendy Howard. “She exemplified the spirit of public service and generously gave her time and talent to so many people. We hope that offering the Communitarian Award annually is one way we can keep Marian’s spirit alive and help to secure and strengthen the quality of life we all want to see in Montgomery County through encouraging sustainable programs and greener living.”
One Montgomery Green (OMG) is a nonprofit organization that fosters partnerships to support environmental sustainability and promote the development of a green economy. OMG acts as a catalyst for environmental responsibility among businesses, residents and government to improve the quality of life for all of Montgomery County.
For more information, visit onemontgomerygreen.org.