County Council 

Council Members Left to Right: Steve McKay, Kai Hagen, Jerry Donald, President M.C. Keegan- Ayer, Phil Dacey, Jessica Fitzwater, Vice President Michael Blue


Frederick County transitioned from the County Commissioner form of government to the County Charter form of government on December 1, 2014.  Under Charter Government, there is an Executive Branch with a County Executive and a Legislative Branch with a County Council.

For many years, all five County Commissioners were elected in at-large elections by all county voters.  Under the new Charter Government, the County Executive and only two of the County Council members are elected at-large. 

The seven-member County Council consists of five members elected by district and two elected at-large.  Council members have the power to initiate legislation.  Legislative sessions are limited to 45 days yearly and non-legislative sessions as needed.  To find your district, click on the Board of Elections link.

County Council members serve for four years and no more than three consecutive terms, and receive $22,500 per year with no benefits.

Council Meetings are held on Tuesdays beginning at 5:30 pm

There will be no Council Meetings on July 19th and August 2nd

County Council Public Participation Options

Council Meeting Viewing Options
  1. Comcast Channel 19 (SD)
  2. Comcast Channel 1085 (HD)
  3. Online at FCG-TV
  4. Council Meeting Archives
Council Meeting Listening OptionCall 855-925-2801 and enter code 8365, press 1
Council Meeting Participation Options
  1. Attend in-person meetings in the 1st Floor Hearing Room in Winchester Hall
  2. Call 855-925-2801 and enter code 8365, press 2 to record a voicemail message that will be played during the meeting
  3. Call 855-925-2801 and enter code 8365, press 3 to be placed in a muted queue to speak during public comment
Email Council

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Frederick County 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Early voting will be held from Thursday, July 7, 2022, through Thursday, July 14, 2022.   Early voting centers will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Primary Voting Information  
List of Candidates Link from State of Maryland
Precinct and District Information Link from State of Maryland
Early Voting Locations FCG Link
Voter Registration Information FCG Link
Rental Assistance Program

Frederick County Council Staff


Council Staff left to right: Ragen Cherney, Nancy Luna, Lee Redmond, Sarah Grabowski, Sarah Ambrosio, Sydnee Klimko