- Mr. Stephen R. McHenry is appointed as the FORVM’s new Executive Director.
- The FORVM hosts the “Shining the Lights on Rural Maryland” conference in Hagerstown.
- The “Harvesting the Sun – Solar for Farms” pilot project begins in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration.
- The First Annual Maryland Rural Summit is held at Rocky Gap, in partnership with the State Office of Rural Health and the Maryland Rural Health Association. The Annual Rural Awards also begin.