The vitality of life in Frederick, as expressed through its arts and culture, was on full display during Quality of Life Day. What a perfect start, gathering at The MET (Maryland Ensemble Theater) for breakfast and a few words of wisdom from Rick, our resident thespian.  While sharing his own experiences on-stage, he reminded us […]


As the sun came up we boarded our bus to Annapolis for State Government Day. Our very own Rick Weldon, former House Delegate MD 3B, set the stage for what we were about to see and learn. Arriving at the Statehouse Complex, bundled up for the frigid morning, we passed through security and entered the […]


FMH Crestwood – Women’s Health Shines We are at the mid-year point of our Leadership class and time is moving quickly.  Today, we will be meeting with the movers and shakers in the non-profit and healthcare world.  We arrive at the beautiful Crestwood facility conveniently located in south Frederick; it boasts a gorgeous view of […]


LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER Our day began at the Law Enforcement Center.  Sheriff Jenkins welcomed the class a gave  us an overview of the department and its mission to “…serve all the people within Frederick County with respect, fairness, and compassion…” He emphasized the role of police officers to “…nurture public trust by holding themselves to […]


It may have been dreary day outside, but there were smiles all around the Frederick Visitor’s Center as LFC Class of 2017 greeted each other for our first monthly outing. We gathered in the theater to hear John Fieseler, Executive Director of Tourism, take us on an inspiring “Spin Through Frederick County History”. Images of […]


Talk about meeting expectations! The LFC Retreat was much more than just a chance to meet our classmates, it was a time for beginnings. This time together introduced a unique opportunity to be absolutely “in the moment,” with technology turned off and listening with an open mind.   Our exciting journey towards becoming “Transformational Leaders” started […]


Homework Before Public Safety Day began, the LFC Class of 2016 was tasked with a homework assignment: Complete a ride along or tour the detention center. Some participants rode with medics, the Sheriff’s department, and the fire department, while others went to the court house and the detention center. Whether it was responding to a potential cardiac arrest and a […]


A participant’s journey through Frederick County Agriculture 7:15 am – Watching the class come in, many decked out in plaid shirts, jeans, and boots in response to a Facebook post encouraging folks to dress up for Halloween as scarecrows. The joys of social media requests. 8:00 am – Thinking how happy classmate Kelsey Maslen looks presenting on Agriculture in […]