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Mayor's Office: Fourth Friday, Briefing Open
Economic Development: Innovators Invite City to Speak
Weinberg Center for the Arts
First Saturday
DPW: Freecyle Roundup
Health and Safety Expo
Planning Department: Regional Planning Event Coming
Frederick Police Department
Frederick Airport: AOPA Event
Job Opportunities
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    April 2018
Mayor's Office
Budget, Briefing, Pledging
Mayor O'Connor invites the public to the next informal Q&A session April 27.
April 23, 10 a.m.: Mayor Michael O'Connor's Public Information Briefing, City Hall Boardroom; open to public, media. Update on initiatives, projects.

April 27, 7:30-9 a.m.Fourth Friday Q&A with Mayor; second in his series of informal Q&A sessionsFind him at the Mountain View Diner, 1300 W. Patrick St. Sign up for a time to talk here, or walk in.

FY2019 Budget 

Citywide Initiatives
With a self-imposed June 30 deadline, the Mayor's  Strategic Opportunities Advisory Team  continues to meet at 1 p.m., on  alternate Fridays.  Work groups will report on City departments' performance and potential  to inform, engage and respond. 
All of the committee and work group meetings are open to the public, and meeting dates are posted  online
For more information, contact the Mayor's Office,  [email protected].

Municipal Water Conservation Pledge: You're Invited!
April 1:
Mayor O'Connor is pleased to join mayors across the country in encouraging City water customers to conserve, reduce pollution, and potentially set a prize-winning example, by taking the "My Water Pledge" ( during the month of April. The pledge is part of a national contest to promote a reduction in water and energy use. Participants may win prizes, such as a new automobile and water fixtures. Resident participants also benefit from local resources, including energy-efficient and cost-saving tips. The Wyland Mayors Challenge runs throughout the month of April and is a non-profit national community service competition developed by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota.

Aldermen Offer Time to Talk at Denny's
April 7, 10 a.m. to noon: Aldermen Derek Shackelford and Donna Kuzemchak invite constituents to talk to them at Denny's, 1207 W. Patrick St., and all are welcome.
Economic Development
Renowned Innovators' Festival to Hear Frederick's Experience
City Economic Development
April 11-14: Tom Tom Innovators Ask to Hear Frederick's Success Story 
The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Michael O'Connor and business leaders from Frederick County's public and private sectors will represent the community at the Tom Tom Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Within the festival, which attracted 45,000 attendees in 2017, Frederick will be prominently featured at the Hometown Summit, a national gathering to discuss best practices in America's most successful small cities. 
The panelists discussing Frederick's opportunities and challenges include City of Frederick Mayor Michael O'Connor; Scott Ryser, Founder and CEO of Yakabod; Helen Propheter, director of Economic Development for Frederick County; and Elizabeth Cromwell, president & CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.  
Information about the renowned festival and tickets are available at

Golden Mile Revitalized by Movie Theater Plan
The City of Frederick Economic Development Department and Mayor's Office are thrilled by the announcement that Warehouse Cinema movie theater will move into space at the former Fredericktowne Mall.
"The City is thrilled to see this type of investment along the Golden Mile of West Patrick Street," said Richard Griffin, director of Economic Development.  
The Weinberg Center
Upcoming Shows Include Brass, Hollywood Icons, Magic 
April 5, 7:30 p.m., New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans brass
April 6, 7:30 p.m., Rita Moreno, Award-winning actress, dancer, singer

April 7, 7 p.m., 2018 Comedy and Magic Spectacular, Benefiting the Frederick YMCA Kids Unlimited Program.  

For all the upcoming shows and details, visit the  website:
Downtown Frederick Partnership
First Saturday Means Action
April 7: First Saturday!
Downtown, the first Saturday of every month means all-day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music! 
During April First Saturdayexplore the hidden corners of Downtown Frederick  during "downtown revealed."
Whether you've lived here for years, or you're a first-time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about Downtown Frederick.

Department of Public Works
Best Tree Inspector, Freecycle Roundup, Trees to Plant

April 21, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Freecycle Roundup, 111 Airport Way East, Frederick. Information, call 301-6900-1680.

Tree Plantings! Food forest in Baker and Waterford Park. About 100 new trees planted last month; five species: hazelnut, paw-paw, persimmon, elderberry, and serviceberry.  
April 7, City Watershed--organized by Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts
April 14, Baker Park--organized by Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
April 21, Rock Creek--organized by Friends of Waterford Park and former Alderman Josh Bokee w/ support from Comcast
Maryland Arbor Day is April 4, and The City will celebrate on April 13 at 1:30 p.m.The 2018 Arbor Day Celebration will be at Lincoln Elementary School Arboretum at the Earth, Space, and Science Lab: Rain or shine at 200 Madison St, Frederick.
Tree Loving Award Recognition
The City earned the Green People Loving and Nurturing Trees Award for 2017, to recognize the community's hard work in tree planting and care throughout the year. The award was made by the  Maryland Urban and Community Forest Committee of the Maryland Association of District Forestry Boards in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service.
Not to rest on our laurels, we invite residents to learn more about the trees that can be planted for the good of the community this spring.  
For information, please email,

Sean Weaver = State's Top Tree Inspector 
April 4, 8:30 a.m., 2018 State Capitol Arbor Day Ceremony:  The Maryland Tree Farm Committee will recognize Sean Weaver as the Maryland Tree Farm Inspector of the year for 2018. Sean's work with the Frederick City Watershed led him to receive this award. The committee distributes tree seedlings to the legislature. At the beginning of the session Sean will be recognized on the floor of the House of Delegates.

Monocacy Boulevard:  The latest information about traffic detours and progress is posted on the  Monocacy Boulevard Project page , linked to our home page,
As always, contact us to report concerns or ask questions: 301-600-1498. 
Human Resources, Risk Management
Employee Health & Safety Expo, April 26

Health & Safety Expo
April 26: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Null Building, Frederick Fair Grounds, 797 E. Patrick St. City employees may check out healthy recommendations, tips and programs; learn more about risk/safety compliance, healthy habits, insurance enrollment, thanks to sponsors BB&T Bank, Frederick Underwriters, Chesapeake Insurance and Cigna Insurance.
Department of Planning
Council of Governments Seeks Public Input on 2045 Regional Plan  

Help Envision, Plan for 2045
April 11, 7-9 p.m.: The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments continues its work on Visualize 2045, a new long-range transportation plan for metropolitan Washington, in Frederick to get public input. The event will be at Thomas Johnson High School, 1501 N. Market St., Frederick. Further information is at

April 17, 6 p.m.: " Digging Local: Important Archaeological Sites in Frederick County ," Community Room at the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St. Event organized by the Planning Department for Archaeology Month. Free and open to the public.

Tax Credit for Historic Rehabilitation Work
April 2: Deadline to apply for the City Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit. Tax paying property owners may apply for a credit equal to 25 percent of the properly documented expenditures incurred during 2017. Applications and details are available from the Planning Department or online at For all other questions, please call 301-600-1499.
For more information, visit the Maryland Historic Trust website:
Frederick Police Department
Benefit Basketball Game; Team Gets Incident Management Training; Know What's Up in the Neighborhood
Saturday, April 14, 12-6 p.m., Inter-agency Basketball Games to Benefit the Child Advocacy Center:  Help raise awareness and funding for child abuse victims and their families in Frederick County by participating in the CAC Inter-agency basketball game at the Frederick High School Gymnasium, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Admission is $5 per person, children age 6 and under admitted free. Concessions will be served along with raffles and prizes!

Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.- noon: First on Scene Training 
The Frederick Police Department and Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue offer training on "first-on-scene" care and how to help victims who have sustained a trauma.
B ystanders can become lifesavers. Knowing what to do and being able to provide first care in an emergency can save someone's life.  
Learn what you can do to help!
During this 4-hour training, you will learn about CPR, first aid for bleeding injuries, and civic responses to active shooting events. Please note this is not a certification class - this is for ages 18 & up.
Registration is required, and space is limited. For more information, please contact Michele Bowman, Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2091 / [email protected]

Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Youth Resource Fair  at Francis Scott Key Mall:  A free event that provides parents and youth with information on programs and services for youth ages 5-21 in Frederick County. Highlighted programs and services include: after-school programs, child and family services, dropout prevention, educational programs, hotlines and crisis, job assistance, mental health programs, mentoring programs, school assistance, sports and recreation, substance abuse assistance, summer camps and volunteer opportunities.

Kops & K9
In March, FPD partnered with Frederick County Animal Control to showcase some adoptable animals.  We are happy to report that Tyson, who was originally featured with Officer Lawson, won the heart of Auxiliary Officer Dawn Albertini and she promptly put in adoption papers for him.  
Tyson happy, adopted

Critical Incident Management Training: Members of the of the Risk and Safety Department and members of the Frederick Police Department completed a week of training in critical incident management. The training prepared each organization to operate during an extreme emergency situation, such as natural disasters. 

Ready to Join? Academy Applications Open
The Frederick Police Department is 
accepting applications for the next police Academy.  For more information and to apply, go to  or call the recruitment information line at 301-600-2107. 

Do You Know Your NAC?
The Neighborhood Advisory Council Initiative, also known as NAC, is a forum for residents to become involved in identifying and recommending positive changes to improve their neighborhoods. Each NAC meets to discuss issues, concerns and neighborhood projects.
The goal is for everyone to work together to understand the impact that quality of life issues raise.
To find out what your NAC is, when it meets and how to be involved, check out the  NAC page.

Parks and Recreation
Arbor Day Celebration; Reduced Cost for Qualifying Families

April 13 at 1:30 p.m. :  The 2018 Arbor Day Celebration w ill be at Lincoln Elementary School  Arboretum at the Earth, Space, and Science Lab: Rain or shine at 200 Madison St, Frederick.
April 14 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.:  Spring Youth Fishing Rodeo on Culler Lake at Baker Park. Enjoy the early spring morning with some fishing! Open to participants ages 3-15. Bait will be provided. Event registration is free.

Programs Open at Discount as Needed
Spring 2018  The City of Frederick is pleased to announce the Reduced Registration Program. This program will enable eligible youth under the age of 18 to receive 50 percent  off qualified programs through the Parks and Rec. Department. Those interested must provide proof of program eligibility in accordance with one of the criteria listed below: 
  • Eligible to receive free or reduced lunch through FCPS
  • Lives in a household receiving benefits from Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Lives in one of the three public housing communities including Carver, Lincoln, or Lucas Village owned by the City of Frederick Housing Authority
Qualifying programs for spring/summer include, spring youth soccer, youth flag football, summ er playground program, tennis instruction/camps, and golden knights karate. All registration information will be taken at the William Talley Recreational Center registration desk, located at 121 N. Bentz St., Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reduced Registration Program sign up will not be available online. For all other questions please refer to the  seasonal online brochure , or call 301-600-1492 for more information about specific programs.

Frederick Municipal Airport
Wings 'N Wheels Next Month
May 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Wings 'N' Wheels Event at the Frederick Municipal Airport, 421 Aviation Way. Airplane, motorcycle, and classic custom car models will be on display. Children's activities will occur along with drawings for free flights, live music. Food trucks and vendors will attend. Admission to the event is free. For more information, please visit,
Employment Opportunities
The City of Frederick
The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City, visit   Job Opportunities & How to Apply
Applications and current job descriptions are also available inside City Hall by the security desk on the first floor.