Maryland Green Purchasing


The Green Purchasing Specialization is a voluntary training program open to all Certified Maryland Procurement Officers (CMPO). The training is conducted annually, and covers climate literacy, the green marketplace, Maryland laws and regulations, and how to green a contract.
If you are interested in participating in a future training, you can indicate your interest by filling out this form. We will reach out to you once course registration is open.

Continuing Education Requirements (Word​)
As part of the renewal requirements for the Maryland Green Purchasing Specialization, graduates are required to complete 9 credit hours of continuing education within 3 years of course completion. Questions about continuing education requirements can be directed to:

Eligible Activities

Educational and industry webinars on green purchasing can each be used to fulfill 1 credit hour. In addition to the State of Maryland and the Green Purchasing Committee, the following organizations frequently offer eligible events:
​Greened Contracts
Any agency or state-level contract that the Green Purchasing Specialist has greened can be used to fulfill 3 credit hours.  

For a contract to be considered green, it must include:
  • Maryland Green Purchasing Specification or General Specification
  • Green Language from a Third-Party Organization such as a Federal Agency or a State or City Government.
  • Other green language such as requirements for recycled content, energy efficiency, water efficiency, hazardous or toxic material prohibitions, etc.
Certified Green Purchasing Specialists

Danielle AdamsDepartment of Assessments and Taxation
Tierra Ali-SaidDepartment of General Services
Melane BoltzDepartment of Health
Maria CazabonDepartment of Health
Anthonia ChukuDepartment of Juvenile Services
Deborah Cook-SladeDepartment of Human Services
Paul DickmanDepartment of Housing & Community Development
Sabrina FieldsDepartment of Health
Richard GilmoreDepartment of Natural Resources
Dante GivensOffice of Public Defender
Kelli GowerMotor Vehicle Administration
Shirelle GreenDepartment of Human Services
Corteze Haley-GrimesState Highway Administration
Monica HaririDepartment of Health
Matthew HinkState Highway Administration
Nakia HowellDepartment of Health
Christian KramerPublic Service Commission
Pam MalechDepartment of General Services
Julissa MarcanoDepartment of General Services
Kimberly McAllisterDepartment of General Services
Jenna MeinlDepartment of Education
Wendy NabbDepartment of Health
Cathie NashDepartment of Juvenile Services
Victoria NellisMaryland Courts
Brandford QuarteyDepartment of General Services
David RenfroDepartment of General Services
Mark RosenbaumDepartment of General Services
Marsha RoweDepartment of General Services
Amanda SadlerDepartment of Housing & Community Development
Xylina SandersDepartment of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Emmanuel SmithDepartment of General Services
Matthew SmithDepartment of General Services
Katie TeagueState Highway Administration
Henry ThorStratenDepartment of Human Services
Dionne WashingtonDepartment of Health
Yolanda WaughDepartment of Human Services
Tammie WellsDepartment of Health
Akia WheelerMaryland Transportation Authority
Krystal WhiteDepartment of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Carol Wilson
Department of Health​

* Agency affiliation at the time of certification 

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