"Nothing is more important than creating an environment in local government where people can participate and make a difference."
We have a unique opportunity to shape the future of Frederick County. I am committed to ensuring open and transparent government, responsive and efficient county services, and a vibrant economy. Frederick County can grow while preserving our rural character, our historic and cultural amenities, and our wonderful quality of life.
My vision for Frederick County is a community where every child has an opportunity for an exceptional education and a seat inside a school building, where citizens can drive across town without long delays on congested or unsafe roads, and where every citizen feels a sense of belonging and community.
My goal is to ensure Frederick County is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Working together, we can provide world-class schools, restore responsible growth management, keep the promise to our seniors, and manage the county budget in a financially sound manner.
Together, we can restore trust in government and ensure a prosperous future for all of us who call Frederick County home. Our best days are ahead. Jan Gardner
Office of the County Executive
The County Executive establishes the long-term vision for Frederick County and ensures effective and efficient services to county residents. The County Executive provides management oversight and direction for Frederick County Government departments and agencies, establishes public policy, and is responsible for the development of the county budget. The County Executive serves a four-year term and not more than two consecutive terms.
Jan Gardner is honored to serve as Frederick County’s first County Executive. Jan is committed to ensuring open and transparent government, responsive and efficient county services, exceptional schools, and a vibrant economy.