Making a Difference

Accomplishments That Matter

Unit Citation
Outstanding Public Schools
Emmes Corporation Opening
Emmitsburg Senior Center

Together, we have made

Frederick County proud!

Restored Trust and Honest Government
  • Adopted toughest Ethics Laws in the State. 

Adopted Livable Frederick
Outstanding Public Schools
  • Accelerated School Construction - Butterfly Ridge Elementary, Sugarloaf Elementary, Urbana Elementary, Blue Heron Elementary, Addition to Oakdale MS, and new Rock Creek School

  • Raised Teacher Salaries to have the best teachers in the classroom

  • Supported Innovation in Education

    • LYNX, Linking Youth to New Experience

Safe Communities
  • New pay scale for Sheriff Deputies and Corrections

  • Fire and EMS

    • Accreditation of Paramedic Training Program

    • Awarded two federal SAFER Grant to hire firefighters for tactical staffing to keep employees safe and deliver
      more effective service

    • Added over 100 firefighter positions

    • Agreed and funded a new pay scale for career firefighters

    • Opened the new Middletown Fire Station

    • Under construction - Northgate Fire Station

  • 9-1-1 Communications
    • Improved Staffing

    • Advancing Next Generation 9-1-1

    • Re-located to Public Safety Training Center

Strong Fiscal Management: First AAA Bond Rating
  • Achieved first ever AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies resulting in millions of dollars of savings to taxpayers.

    • Saved $2.6 million refinancing existing debt


Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
  • Supported the addition of over 8,500 net new jobs

  • Topped 100,000 jobs in the county

  • New Major Employers - Kite Pharma and Kroger/Ocado 

  • Created ROOT at 118 North Market St.

    • A unique collaboration of economic development, higher education, business and federal research partners along with a second business incubator focused on IT, technology and innovation.

    • A place where big ideas grow into jobs!

  • Saved Citizens and Montevue Nursing Homes

    • Keeping our promise to our seniors

  • Seniors First Initiative

    • Created New Senior Services Division

    • Expanded Meals on Wheels, Groceries to Seniors

Community Needs
  • Community Partnership Grants

    • Restored long-standing partnership with
      non-profit human service agencies

  • New Parks and Libraries -

    • New Othello Regional Park and Expanded Utica District Park

    • New Walkersville Branch Library and New Myersville Branch Library​​

  • Heroin Consortium

    • Detox Center