The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has named Steve Green as the 2018 Honorary Golden Ambassador of the 51st Annual Autumn Glory Festival. The announcement was made at the Annual Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner on October 10, 2018, sponsored by Patriot Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep. Garrett Regional Medical Center, a proud affiliate of WVU Medicine, is the title sponsor of the 51st Annual Autumn Glory Festival.
The Golden Ambassador is awarded by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce to a person who has contributed to and supported tourism in Garrett County. The Golden Ambassador is selected by a committee of former Golden Ambassador winners.
“On behalf of the Chamber and the tourism community, I offer sincere congratulations to Steve on being named the 2018 Honorary Golden Ambassador,” said Nicole Christian, Chamber President and CEO. “Steve is so deserving of this recognition. His passion for outdoor recreation in Garrett County and his commitment to creating a thriving tourism industry are without parallel. He is a humble servant of this community and I am pleased that we are able to show appreciation for his tireless efforts.”
Steve has been an owner of High Mountain Sports, a full services outdoor sports and recreation business in Garrett County, for 25 years. Steve oversees High Mountain Sports’ two locations: one on Garrett Highway with a retail store, water sport rentals and pontoon boat tours, where Steve has been known to give tours personally, and a second satellite location on Sang Run Rd offering winter sport rentals each winter.
Steve is also one of the original founders of Garrett Trails, Inc., a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the development of a network of high-quality, sustainable trails in Garrett County. Steve is on the Board of Directors and serves as the Treasurer of Garrett Trails, as they work to create and maintain quality trails that provide access to the area’s historic, municipal, and environmental sights, thus attracting visitors and promoting fitness and outdoor enjoyment for county residents.
Steve has also been a driving force of the Garrett County Gran Fondo, a mass-participation cycling event hosted annually by Garrett Trails, that draws between 800 – 1,000 participants per year and contributes more than $1 million in economic impact to the community. Steve also helps organize Garrett Trail’s annual Taste of Garrett County event and its Race up the Face competition. Steve has also supported the annual Savage Man triathlon and, each year, he mans a timing station for Race Across America, the national cycling event, when it passes through Garrett County.
Steve was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Outdoor Recreation and he serves on the Maryland Bike Coalition and the Board of Directors of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, where he currently chairs the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs committee and serves on their Finance Committee.
Patriot Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep was the sponsor of the 51st Annual Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception and Premier Power and Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales were the reception entertainment sponsors. For more information about the 51st Annual Autumn Glory Festival, please log onto visitdeepcreek.com or call 301.387.4386.