Smart Growth Leadership Institute
Harriet Tregoning is the Executive Director of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute. Ms. Tregoning served former Maryland Governor Glendening as both Secretary of Planning and then as the nation's first State-level Cabinet Secretary for Smart Growth. In that role, she chaired a fifteen member Subcabinet, coordinated the State's broad and comprehensive planning program, and acted as a state-wide advocate for planning projects, policies and priorities. Recognition for her efforts included the "Innovations in Government Award" from the Ford Foundation and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to her tenure in Maryland State government, Ms. Tregoning was the Director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Tregoning's academic training is in Engineering and Public Policy. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003-2004.