Councilwoman Fitzwater Makes It Official

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She has formally filed to run for County Executive in 2022. Frederick, Md (KM) She’s made it official. Frederick County Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater has filed to run for County Executive next year. She first announced her candidacy on March 24th..  She’s running as a Democrat. “I’m stepping forward as a candidate for County Executive To make sure that progress continues in the years ahead and to ensure growth is managed…

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Frederick County Council postpones vote on impact fee proposal

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The Frederick County Council will revisit a proposal to refund some housing developers a portion of their public schools impact fee — money paid to support public schools as population increases… The council was scheduled to vote on the proposal Tuesday, but plans changed after members voted to adopt an amendment from Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater (D). Read more via the Frederick News-Post

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Frederick County Council OKs new domestic violence unit position

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The Frederick County Council this week approved the necessary funding for a State’s Attorney’s Office position focusing on local domestic violence cases. “The number of cases of domestic violence in our county have, unfortunately, really been on the rise over the last couple of years,” Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater (D) said during the council’s meeting Tuesday. Read more via the Frederick News-Post

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Another step forward for the Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission

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The Frederick County Council on Tuesday plans to approve the next round of appointments to a new commission tasked with improving communication between the county’s diverse immigrant communities and local government. Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater (D), who will serve as the council’s representative on the commission, said she sees the commission being a reliable channel for immigrant communities to provide input to county government. Read more via the Frederick News-Post

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Frederick County proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — The Frederick County Council passed legislation to establish the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) in July 0f 2020… Heartly house saw over a 50 % increase in the number of clients served from 2019-2020. “They have seen increases in numbers of clients served, numbers of beds in their shelter, numbers of calls to the hotline and emails to the hartley house,” said Jessica Fitzwater, councilmember of…

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Frederick County climate emergency workgroup finalizes findings

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An extensive report from Frederick County’s climate emergency workgroup emphasized that climate change should inform all policy and legislative decisions that county officials make… Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater (D) said climate change is both an economic and a public health issue, not just an environmental one. She hopes the council will use the report to take a holistic approach to combating climate change. Read more via the Frederick News-Post

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County Council member Jessica Fitzwater announces candidacy for County Executive

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FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — County Council member Jessica Fitzwater announced her candidacy for Frederick County Executive. Fitzwater lives in Frederick with her two children, Jonah and Jane. She has served as an elected member of the Frederick County Council since 2014. She also is a general music teacher at Frederick County Public Schools and has taught at Oakdale Elementary School for the past 16 years.  Continue reading via WDVM

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After two council terms, Fitzwater running for county executive

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In her seventh year on the County Council — with well over a decade of public school teaching experience — Jessica Fitzwater will formally announce she is running for county executive Wednesday evening. Fitzwater (D) said during an hour-long interview Monday she is running because she is invested in the Frederick County community and wants to continue her collaborative approach as a council member in the county’s top government post.…

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