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Citizens for the Preservation of Middletown Valley (CPMV) is a grass-roots, non-political, citizen’s action organization seeking responsible and appropriate land use in Maryland’s agricultural and historic Middletown Valley. We are concerned about protecting our rich local history, our rural landscapes, and the environment here in Frederick County Maryland.

CPMV was launched in January 2008 by local residents to research, educate and organize opposition to the Dominion Transmission (DTI) planned Middletown gas compressor facility.

In November 2008, CPMV founders Rich Maranto, Randy Buxbaum, and Elizabeth Bauer, voted unanimously to incorporate CPMV. Incorporation allows CPMV to maintain a bank account and legally collect donations. It also formalizes the organization so that CPMV can continue on after the involvement of the founding members. CPMV continues to operate on a strictly volunteer basis and not for profit in our advocacy for responsible and appropriate land use in Middletown Valley.

The 2012 CPMV Board of Directors are:

  • Brian Kurtyka, Esq., President
  • Elizabeth Bauer, Vice President & Treasurer
  • Donna Lucas Maranto, Secretary
  • Randy Buxbaum
  • Laura Melia, Esq.
  • Kathryn Ruud
  • Audrey Scanlan-Teller
  • Ned Hallein
  • Rich Maranto

CPMV seeks additional participation from members of our community who are concerned about land use and development.

By getting involved you help ensure that our community will be heard and Middletown Valley will be preserved.