There’s not much information on this page, yet, as we launch this new website at the end of January. But there are many important issues to address in Frederick County, and we will be adding a lot of information to this section, in a few installments, throughout the month of February.
I will do my best to offer relatively short commentary about a range of key challenges and opportunities we face as a community, but, just a click away, I’ll also provide additional and substantial information and perspective for those of you who are interested in taking a deeper diver into my take on key public policy matters.
Working for Frederick County’s Future:
Vibrant. Affordable. Sustainable.
I look forward to sharing my perspective about a diverse range of specific and important issues in Frederick County. But it’s just as important for me to convey a sense of what I think about the role of local government in our lives, and the role of our county council members in ensuring that our county government functions efficiently and effectively, that it is at all times honest and ethical, open and transparent, forward-looking and innovative, and that it reflects and supports the residents and businesses here in a manner that best enables us to be a vibrant, affordable and sustainable community.
No matter what our form of local government may be, whether the commissioner form of government we had for so long or the new charter government we recently established, it is vital to elect people who understand that county government should and can work well to represent the interests and protect the well-being of our evolving community.
Too often, and for too long, we have approached a broad range of issues and challenges in our county as if they are completely separate matters, each to be viewed and addressed individually, as if they are not related or connected to each other.
But most of the important issues and opportunities we face are related and connected.
We will not have the ability or the money to adequately face the challenges ahead if we only react to each problem as it comes, and try to resolve them one at a time. A smart approach, and effective solutions to one challenge, should not create new or worse problems in another.
If we want to thrive and prosper, especially as the county grows and the world around us changes, we need decision-makers who understand the connections, who are committed to good process, who care about everyone in our community and will work…with you…toward real and lasting solutions.