Jessica Fitzwater was sworn in as Frederick County Executive on December 5, 2022.
A member of the first-ever Frederick County Council, she represented Council District 4 for two terms before being elected County Executive. As a Council Member, she championed numerous pieces of legislation that were enacted on a bipartisan basis, including: repealing the County’s English-only Ordinance, improving affordable workforce housing by strengthening the Housing Initiative Fund, creating a Human Trafficking Task Force, addressing anti-discrimination, and establishing a Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group.
Executive Fitzwater’s Administration prioritizes the values of inclusion, sustainability, and accountability as we work together to fulfill our Livable Frederick vision of a unique and vibrant community where everyone can live, work, and thrive while feeling a strong sense of place and belonging.
Her Transition Team focused on the following seven key priorities through collaborative, community-driven workgroups:
- Government Innovation
- Housing and Quality of Life
- Education and Workforce Development
- Economic Development and Jobs
- Public Safety
- Sustainability, Infrastructure, and Transportation
- Public Health and Human Services
To view the Transition Team's final report, click here.
County Executive Fitzwater held listening sessions in each Council District to gather feedback on what people want funded in the upcoming budget. She also gathered comments online. You can watch the meetings and read the comments here.