A Monthly Moment with the Mayor

One of the things I love most about our small community is all of the great opportunities we have to get together this time of year. There’s the weekly farmers market, the Community BBQ Tour, Frederick in Flight and Chainsaws and Chuckwagons right around the corner. I hope you’ll take the time to enjoy one of these great community events this summer. My favorite part of serving as your Mayor has been meeting so many of the people who live in our community, from those who have lived here their whole lives to others who are just starting their life with their family here. I’d love the chance to have a conversation with you, so please come say hello when you see me at the Community BBQ Tour or one of the other events throughout the summer.

Another great community event will take place in August when the Police Department works with our very active Neighborhood Watch program to bring National Night Out to several neighborhoods throughout the community. It’s always been a personal point of pride that I visit each and every neighborhood’s celebration during this event that focuses on how the community can come together to enhance safety through positive relationships with neighbors and law enforcement. Frederick Police Department has expanded their successful Neighborhood Watch program recently by adding Dog Walker Watch, which is a way for pet owners to also act as extra eyes and ears for the police department in the community. I am always impressed with the ways our police department continues to focus on community policing, and this program is another example of that dedication to find solutions and create programs to engage even more of our residents in caring about their community.

A new board was recently elected in April and I’m excited to work with them as we continue to create a community built on what matters for everyone who calls Frederick home now and into the future. Please always feel free to email me and ask for a meeting to talk about anything you want to know more about. I’m happy to meet one on one or come speak with any group of which you’re a part. My email is tcarey@frederickco.gov.