Corvias Partnership liaison Keisha Brown said the program's goals are to support mentees' growth and success. (Courtesy of CWP)
Corvias Partnership liaison Keisha Brown said the program's goals are to support mentees' growth and success. (Courtesy of CWP)

The Clean Water Partnership in Prince George’s County recently celebrated its third group of Mentor Protégé program graduates.

The celebration, which occurred last month, highlighted the partnership’s success meeting and exceeding their goals of mentoring local businesses and the growth and success of graduates who have been awarded more than $19 million in contracts to complete green infrastructure projects in the county.

To date, 25 firms have participated in the Mentor Protégé program and the CWP has contracted with more than 70 local Prince George’s County-based companies, making significant improvements to green infrastructure and contributing to the county’s economic impact.

“We are extremely proud of the commitment and growth of the firms in our Mentor Protégé program,” said Keisha Brown, Corvias Partnership liaison. “It is exciting to watch their expansion and see the awards they’ve received on opportunities not only on the CWP, but throughout the region. Our goals are exactly that — to support their growth and success and watch them flourish and build.”

The program helps provide support to local, small and disadvantaged businesses while making stormwater infrastructure and construction an economic driver for county government.

The community-based public-private partnership between Corvias and Prince George’s County focuses on stormwater management and infrastructure improvements and has seen more than 100 individual projects treating 2,235 acres of public and private land.

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