The Town of Walkersville will hold its municipal elections on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Walkersville Town Hall.
Long time Walkersville Commissioner, Chad Weddle, is running unopposed for Burgess. The office of Burgess is Walkersville’s Chief Executive Officer and heads the administrative department of Walkersville. Mr. Weddle began his public service in Walkersville as a firefighter while still a teenager. He was elected Town Commissioner in 1996, serving eight terms in that capacity. He serves the community in a variety of other roles including as an officer within the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Comapny, Walkersville High School Alumni, and Glade United Church of Christ.
Incumbents Debbie Zimmerman, Russ Winch, Don Schildt, and Gary Baker will be seeking re-election as Town Commissioners. Debbie Zimmerman has lived in Walkersville her entire life, and has been a Town Commissioner for nineteen years. Russ Winch is seeking re-election after serving several years. He has been active as a leader in local Scout Troops, and GVAA. Don Schildt, a Walkersville High School graduate, had been a Town Commissioner for sixteen years. He has organized the Veterans Day / Memorial Day programs for Walkersville, and two drug awareness programs. Gary Baker, serving his first term as a Town Commissioner, is a member of Walkersville United Methodist Church and volunteers at the Glade Valley Food Bank.
Mary Ann Brodie-Ennis and Michael Kuster (yes, I am writing the article) are seeking to be elected to their first terms as Town Commissioners. Mary Ann Brodie-Ennis has lived in Walkersville for twenty-nine years. She has served the Walkersville Parks Commission, Frederick County Parks and Recreation Commission, Walkersville United Methodist Church, and so much more. Mr. Kuster has lived in Walkersville fourteen years, and has served on the Walkersville Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission. He is one of the leaders of a local 4-H Club, and serves on the Board of Directors for Federated Charities, and Vice-President of the Frederick County 4-H Camp & Activities Center, Inc.
GladeValley.net urges all Walkersville residents to read each candidate’s profile and vote on Monday, September 14, 2015.