County Council 

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

History

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.

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  1. County Council


    Winchester Hall
    12 East Church Street
    Frederick, MD  21701
    Email

    Ph:  301-600-1135
    Fx:  301-600-1849

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Staff Directory

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    1. Customer Service


      4520 Metropolitan Court
      Frederick, MD 21704
      Email

      Ph: 301-600-2935 (billing questions)
      Ph: 301-600-2904
      Fx: 301-600-2998

      Hours


      Monday - Friday
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Staff Directory

    Contact Us

    1. Customer Service


      4520 Metropolitan Court
      Frederick, MD 21704
      Email

      Ph: 301-600-2935 (billing questions)
      Ph: 301-600-2904
      Fx: 301-600-2998

      Hours


      Monday - Friday
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Staff Directory

    Contact Us

    1. Customer Service


      4520 Metropolitan Court
      Frederick, MD 21704
      Email

      Ph: 301-600-2935 (billing questions)
      Ph: 301-600-2904
      Fx: 301-600-2998

      Hours


      Monday - Friday
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Staff Directory

    Contact Us

    1. Customer Service


      4520 Metropolitan Court
      Frederick, MD 21704
      Email

      Ph: 301-600-2935 (billing questions)
      Ph: 301-600-2904
      Fx: 301-600-2998

      Hours


      Monday - Friday
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Staff Directory

    Contact Us

    1. Customer Service


      4520 Metropolitan Court
      Frederick, MD 21704
      Email

      Ph: 301-600-2935 (billing questions)
      Ph: 301-600-2904
      Fx: 301-600-2998

      Hours


      Monday - Friday
      8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Staff Directory