The Leadership Frederick County Class of 2016 is one of the largest and most diverse classes in LFC history. Participants represent a wide range of professions, backgrounds, talents, and interests. Matt Doyle Plamondon Hospitality Partners Matt Doyle is an Area Sales Manager for Plamondon Hospitality Partners. He shares the range of PHP products and services, […]

The Leadership Frederick County Class of 2016 is one of the largest and most diverse classes in LFC history. Participants represent a wide range of professions, backgrounds, talents, and interests. Helen Kimble Hospice of Frederick County Helen is the Community Liaison for Hospice of Frederick County. She is responsible for promoting hospice awareness to physicians, […]

Expo 2015 is fast approaching The Annual Frederick Expo is a great opportunity to connect, promote, and amplify your business. With more than 1,000 attendees and 150+ exhibitors, the 20th Annual Expo will be the best one yet. So how do you prepare for an exhibit? Here are our Top 10 Tips for a Great […]

The Leadership Frederick County Class of 2015 officially graduated on May 28, 2015 after 9-months of exploring and Frederick County industry, agriculture, arts & entertainment, and education. Lynn Abrahamson Frederick County Health Department Kimberly Ashkenazi Housing Authority of Frederick Maryland Wayne Barbour Frederick Community College Mary Kate McKenna Mary Kate McKenna Photography Megan Beaulieu BB&T […]

About the Event US Senator Ben Cardin came to the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce for an extended discussion about his Progressive Consumption Tax proposal. Trustees and board members were able to hear directly from the Senator about the proposal’s details and implications for Frederick County businesses and beyond. After the overview, a question-and-answer session […]

On December 18, 2014 Congressman Delaney, state and local elected-officials, and representatives from the business communities of Frederick and Montgomery Counties held a roundtable discussion about the impact of congestion along the I-270 corridor. Several participants spoke about the effect of traffic on local business, the economic development and job growth opportunities, infrastructure plans and […]

On December 18, 2014 Congressman Delaney, state and local elected-officials, and representatives from the business communities of Frederick and Montgomery Counties held a roundtable discussion about the impact of congestion along the I-270 corridor. Several participants spoke about the effect of traffic on local business, the economic development and job growth opportunities, infrastructure plans and […]

On December 18, 2014 Congressman Delaney, state and local elected-officials, and representatives from the business communities of Frederick and Montgomery Counties held a roundtable discussion about the impact of congestion along the I-270 corridor. Several participants spoke about the effect of traffic on local business, the economic development and job growth opportunities, infrastructure plans and […]

Jan Gardner (Democratic) Answered above. Blaine R. Young (Republican) Public-Private Partnerships are an important tool to build new infrastructure. They are a great way to maximize taxpayer dollars, in that they wed private and public funds together to build large projects. All opportunities to build much needed infrastructure should be examined carefully.   View the […]

Jan Gardner (Democratic) I have demonstrated my ability to work across party lines as a three-term County Commissioner and as the President of the Maryland Association of Counties. The issues facing local government are generally not partisan. Productive relationships are based on finding common ground and building consensus. Listening and compromising is essential. Developing a […]

Jan Gardner (Democratic) We need to take advantage our opportunities to leverage job growth. We have tremendous opportunity to expand our life science and bio-tech industries by investing in our business incubator, supporting the commercialization of research completed at Ft. Detrick, joining regional efforts like BioHealth Innovation, and supporting education. We need to make sure […]

  Jan Gardner (Democratic) There are numerous gaps and human service needs filled by our non-profits including housing assistance, emergency shelter, physical health care, prescription medication, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, and helping people find jobs and transition to stability. The quality of life in our community is enhanced by our non-profits. As County […]

At Large  Susan Reeder Jessee (Democratic) As an original board member of the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) and current client selection committee member, I am very familiar with the benefits of public/private partnerships and their success in creating jobs. The county cut funding to $0 to this job creator and FITIC barely survived. […]

  Jan Gardner (Democratic) Our non-profit organizations provide incredible value to our community by helping people, strengthening our community, and enhancing our quality of life and sense of belonging. Our non-profits provide an amazing array of human services and also support our quality of life in the arts, education, and entertainment arena. Frederick’s non-profits are […]

  District 3 Ron Young (Democratic) We will continue much as we do now. We meet with the County every December to listen to their requests. The executive and council will continue to be welcomed at our delegation meetings. We will meet with them as they request. We would expect the Executive to present their […]

  At Large  Susan Reeder Jessee (Democratic) My MBA and 20+ years of working in business roles in government and private industry, provides me with the background necessary to understand Frederick County’s budgets and spending practices. I have worked directly in putting together budgets in response to government contracts as well as contracting out goods […]

  Jan Gardner (Democratic) As County Executive, I will convene a forum with state officials and local business leaders to discuss transportation, storm-water regulations, and where government can help or get out-of-the-way. Business must have a seat on statewide taskforces where legislation often begins. Good customer service, predictable processes, and controlling spending to keep taxes […]

  At Large  Susan Reeder Jessee (Democratic) County staff has decreased, yet the budget itself has increased. My experience in economic development proved to me that we should: Re-establish the Business Development Advisory Council so that we have a true pulse with the business community, restore the Economic Development name and provide them with the […]

Jan Gardner (Democratic) My vision is to create a vibrant local economy. Specific actions include: Restore support for the county’s business and technology incubator, a proven job creator. Elevate the Office of Economic Development to effectively market Frederick County. Create a cabinet-level business advisory committee. To attract and retain life-science companies, collaborate regionally by joining […]