Jessica Fitzwater - District 4

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17-10 Continuation of the Payment in Lieu Option for Moderately Priced Dwelling Units and Adjustment to the Payment Amount Fitzwater N/A Adopted
Date: 06/13/2017
Vote: 5-2
17-07 Solar Facilities and Floating Zones Keegan-Ayer Fitzwater Adopted
Date: 05/16/2017
Vote: 4-2
17-01 Solar Collection Systems Keegan-Ayer Fitzwater Withdrawn 03/21/2017
16-08  Extension of the Expiration of Section 1-6A-5-1 to Allow Payment of a Fee in Lieu of Building MPDUs until June 30, 2017 Fitzwater N/A Adopted
Date: 08/15/2016
Vote: 7-0
16-02 Special Exception Uses in Connection with Historic Structures and Sites Fitzwater Donald Void - 4/12/2016
90-day passed introduction
15-12 Modifying Permitted Uses in Waterbody Buffers Donald Fitzwater Adopted
Date: 12/01/2015
Vote: 5-2

15 - 08

Repeal Ordinance 12-03-598 (Frederick County English Only)

Fitzwater Keegan-Ayer

Date: 08/18/2015
Vote: 4-3

15 - 06

Amendments to Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Chapter 1-6A) Fitzwater N/A

Date: 07/07/2015
Vote: 6-1

Council Member - District 4

Jessica is making history as a member of the first ever Frederick County Council, one of only two women under 40 serving in county elected leadership in the state of Maryland. During her tenure on the Council, she has championed the successful effort to repeal Frederick County's English-only Ordinance, introduced legislation to improve affordable workforce housing, and supported county budgets that invest in public education, public safety, and community partnerships. As a graduate of Emerge Maryland, a prestigious political training program for Democratic women, she is engaged with the best and brightest of Maryland’s political leaders.

Jessica takes an active role in the community in other ways, including playing violin with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra and serving on the Board of Directors of the Frederick Arts Council. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Teachers Association and has served as an elected delegate to the MD State Education Association (MSEA) and National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assemblies.

Jessica was named one of The Frederick News-Post’s 13 Young Professionals Under 30 in 2012 and earned the prestigious NEA Political Activist of the Year title in 2014. In 2015 she was honored as one of the Maryland Daily Record’s Leading Women.

Jessica lives and works in Frederick County as a general music teacher at Oakdale Elementary and holds a B.A. in music from St. Mary’s College of MD and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Hood College. She lives in Fredericktowne Village with her husband Gerald and son Jonah.

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    Jessica Fitzwater
    Council Member

    Nancy Luna

    Winchester Hall
    12 E. Church Street
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Ph: 301-600-2336
    Fx: 301-600-1849

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