Glade Valley Government Health 

Frederick County Health Metrics Continue to Improve

Residents Cautioned Against Large Gatherings over Holiday Weekend Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced improvements in several key health measures related to COVID-19.  Hospital statistics have significantly improved, with no COVID patients in intensive care for the past week. Emergency medical transports also declined to a single coronavirus patient over the previous eight days. “We have made great progress but we can’t afford to drop our guard over the Fourth of July,” said Executive Gardner. “If your community is putting on a fireworks display, watch the show from your…

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County Executive Appoints Steichen as TransIT Director

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner is pleased to announce the promotion and appointment of Roman Steichen as the Transportation Services Division Director. The County Council unanimously confirmed Mr. Steichen’s appointment on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Mr. Steichen has served as Acting Director since February when former Director Nancy Norris retired.  He came to Frederick County TransIT in 2018 as Deputy Director. In that role, he oversaw contract management, grant and budget administration, and professional staff. He also served as the chief safety officer, ensuring the division met all federal safety standards. “Roman…

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Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Government Services to Be Closed for Independence Day Holiday

Frederick County Government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Services will resume at their regularly scheduled times on Monday, July 6. Additional information regarding the holiday schedule: Animal Control remains closed to the public. For emergency situations, call 301-600-1603 or visit Board of Elections remains closed to the public. Details: call 301-600-VOTE or visit Department of Social Services remains closed to the public. Details: call 301-600-4555 or visit Health Department will be closed. Details: Visit or call 301-600-1029. Landfill and the Reichs Ford Road Recycling Center will…

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Community Glade Valley Government 

County Executive Gardner to Host Virtual Town Hall to Begin Community Conversation on Racial Equity

Event to Take Place Monday, July 6 at 6 pm To begin a community conversation on racial equity, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner will host a virtual town hall on Monday, July 6.  Many are energized for positive change following the March for Justice. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds are united together in a desire to ensure a fair and just community. However, with recent events, including hate-filled graffiti and counter-protestors at a unity rally, the need for a broad conversation is clear. The virtual town hall, which…

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Business Glade Valley Government 

JumpStart Grants Support Diverse Selection of Small Businesses, Agriculture

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that 1,179 applications were received for the Frederick County JumpStart grant program. A total of $5 million is being awarded to small businesses and full-time farmers who were impacted by the pandemic. Applications for grants were received from 449 women-owned businesses, 232 minority-owned, and 73 veteran-owned.  Applicants who received letters announcing their award have until 5 p.m. Monday, June 22, to complete the final paperwork needed so that the grants can be deposited directly into businesses’ bank accounts. Questions about JumpStart should be directed…

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