Glade Valley Government 

Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert System Test

The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management announced today that a nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) test will be conducted on September 20, 2018 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This will be the first nationwide Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) WEA and EAS test. Emergency management officials want to raise awareness of the scheduled tests to minimize any concerns the public may have and reduce the confusion that could be created if the test occurred without prior notice. At…

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Elections Glade Valley Uncategorized 

Walkersville Re-Elects Incumbents and Four New Commissioners

Residents of the Town of Walkersville re-elected Burgess Chad Weddle and Commissioner Mary Ann Brodie-Ennis in the Town’s triennial elections Monday, September 10, 2018. Chad Weddle was first elected Commissioner in 1996, and elected Burgess in 2015. This will be Mr. Weddle’s second term as Burgess. Mary Ann Brodie-Ennis is currently serving her first term as Town Commissioner after being elected in 2015. Also elected as Town Commissioner were: Michael Bailey, Tom Gilbert, Michael McNiesh, and John Zimmerman. Residents turned out in much higher numbers than 2015; 672 of the…

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Elections Glade Valley 

Walkersville Candidates’ Forum Lets Citizens Hear from Candidates

The Town of Walkersville hosted a Candidates’ Forum last night at Town Hall. Candidates for Walkersville Burgess and Town Commissioners were all invited. All three of the Burgess candidates and ten of the eleven candidates for Town Commissioner participated; Burgess Candidate Russ Winch participated remotely, and Commissioner Candidate John Zimmerman could not attend. A crowd of approximately 100 citizens listened to each candidate give their five minute stump speech and ask for their vote in Monday’s election. Following the speeches, candidates mingled with voters. GladeValley.net’s Publisher, Michael Kuster moderated and…

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Glade Valley Government 

Walkersville Among Cities and Towns Lauded for Supporting Business

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) announces the first Municipalities Impact Awards were held yesterday at the Middletown Fire Hall. Ten Frederick County municipalities were honored for their commitments to supporting businesses. The event is a project of OED and began with a survey to municipalities in 2017 to gather economic impact data from each town. The Municipalities Impact Awards were created to recognize the projects and initiatives that municipal elected officials and municipal staff work on every day to help support OED’s overall goals of increasing the number of jobs and businesses…

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