County Executive Jessica Fitzwater

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.