[Please excuse the pop up windows covering some of the text below.. this is something new and I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Let me know if you have any suggestions! :-) - Darcy]

Sign-Up Today!
Join Our Mailing List
In This Issue
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
Community Meeting Carmack Jays Property
Bike to Work Day 2015
Beyond the Garden Gate Garden Tour
AOPA Fly In June 6th
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Summer Camps, Farmers' Markets
Weinberg Center Lineup
Earth Hour Activities
Arbor Day 2015
Bells across the Nation/Illuminating Frederick
FPD News - Coffee with a Cop & more
Gangs in Frederick - NAC Presentation
Hazard Waste Drop-Off Event
Alert System Upgrade
Job Opportunities
Memorial Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 25th

Wm. Talley Fitness Center & ALL Parks & Rec offices will be closed  
Sunday, May 24th
 Monday, May 25th  
Frederick County to Upgrade "Alert Frederick County" Notification System
On May 6th, Frederick County will be upgrading the Alert Frederick County notification system. After May 6th, existing Alert Frederick County customers should go to
FrederickCountyAlert and follow the instructions for existing users.  You will need to log in and verify your information to complete the upgrade.

All City & County residents are encourage to register for alerts at
Carroll Creek Park Update
And the work continues!  To see the progress, visit DED blog.
To find out what's happening in your City watch City Cable Channel 99!
for a complete listing of  programs on City Cable Channel 99.
The following videos were produced by the City's AV Department

Child Abuse Prevention

Illuminating Frederick 1865

Parks & Rec Summer Camps

City Issues - An interview with Rick Johnson, Manager of Frederick Municipal Airport  

FPD's  Auxiliary Unit 

City Board/Commission Vacancies
Quick Links

61st Administration 
of The City of Frederick  
Downtown Frederick Partnership 
It's what's happening!
To find out what the
Downtown Frederick Partnership has planned for the 2015 season

Upcoming Events  

Alive @ Five
May 14th, 21st, 28th
5 - 8 PM
Carroll Creek  
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Frederick...The Key to the Heart of Maryland.
For more information visit

Connect with The City
May 2015

"Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays"

Mayor McClement has set aside the 4th Tuesday of each month from 2-6 p.m. to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice.
The next Talk with the Mayor Tuesday will be May 26th.
The Mayor's office is located in City Hall at 101 North Court St.  No appointment is necessary and citizens meet with the Mayor on a first come; first serve basis. For details, contact Nikki Bamonti: 301-600-3835 or nbamonti@cityoffrederick.com

Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Vacant Carmack Jays Property

The City of Frederick will host a community meeting to discuss development options for 331 N. Market St., formerly Carmack Jays.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Conference Room C of the Municipal Annex Building, on140 West Patrick Street.
"I highly encourage residents to attend this meeting so your thoughts and ideas can be heard by Douglas Development Corporation. The City would like to see this building move forward to a productive use and be a viable asset to the area," said Mayor Randy McClement.

Bike to Work Day 2015
Freedom Summer Pass from TransIT

Bike to Work Day Pre-Registration Party - Friday, May 8th from 5-8 PM  at The Bicycle Escape located in the Clemson Corner Shopping Center, 7820 Worman's Mill Rd. BTWD T-shirt, free bike safety check and more!

Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 15th - Rain or Shine 
Ceremonial Ride - Riders should meet at Hood College Alumnae Hall at 6:30 AM for the traditional ride to City Hall then on to the BTWD festivities.

6:30 - 8:30 AM at the TransIT Center (MARC Train Station)
100 South East St.  -  Fun, Food, Prizes & Camaraderie!
Register at www.biketoworkmetrodc or call 1-800-745-7433

TransIT's Summer Freedom Pass for Youth Ages 13-22! The annual Summer Freedom Pass allows youth ages 13 - 22 to ride all TransIT Connector and shuttles routes from June 1 to August 31 for just $15.00. 
Go to Freedom Pass or call 301-600-2065.

  2015 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour

Beyond the Garden Gates
Garden Tour -May 16th & 17th from1:00-5:00 PM

This self guided tour features ten of Frederick's finest gardens. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased  online at CelebrateFrederick.com or at convenient downtown locations.  For more information, call Celebrate Frederick at 301-600-2489 or visit CelebrateFrederick.com
The 2015 Garden Tour now offers a Bicycle Rental Ticket Package - click here for more info

  2015 AOPA Fly In
Saturday, June 6th

Join the AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) on Saturday, June 6th at Frederick Municipal Airport for the annual AOPA Fly In.  A family fun day that is free and open to the public!
Watch City Issues featuring Airport Manager, Rick Johnson.

  Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Now Available

The City of Frederick has converted to electronic delivery of our annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on City drinking water. The most recent report is available for viewing and printing on-line at www.cityoffrederick.com/ccr.  This annual report contains important information about the source and quality of the drinking water provided by The City of Frederick.  If you do not have Internet access and would like to request that a copy of the report be sent to you, please call 301-600-1681.

  Department of Parks & Recreation
Summer Camps, Farmers' Markets & More

Carroll Creek Farmers' Market 
June 13 - "Its all about the Berries"
August 8 - "Peaches"
October 3 - "Festival & Celebrating Autumn"
For more information, contact Catherine Effland at 301-600-3850 or
To find out more about Parks & Recreation Summer Camps and Activities, go to Summer 2015

Weinberg Center for the Arts Upcoming Events 

May  Highlights

Sonic Escape - May 7
The Rock Tenor - May 8
MMPAC Dance On - May 16 & 17

For information on all upcoming events visit  Weinberg Center Website or call the Box Office 301-600-2828.  

Earth Month 2015 

Watershed Cleanup

Who collected 1060 pounds of trash, 4 shopping carts, a massive pile of invasive vines and plants and planted 125 trees along Rock Creek at Old Camp Road on April 18th? More than 50 volunteers from the City's Green Initiative Team, Golden Mile Alliance, Friends of Waterford Park, Friends of Frederick County, Mt. St. Mary's University & Streamlink! 
For more info, visit Earth Day Cleanup.

Arbor Day 2015

City Named Tree City USA for 35th Year

Arbor Day 2015 was celebrated at Hillcrest Elementary School on April 10th. Students and teachers presented the Arbor Day program and planted a White Oak tree.     
Frederick is the only
"Tree City USA" in the State of Maryland that's held the distinction for 35 years. 
Tom Rippeon, City Arborist, coordinated the Arbor Day activities with Hillcrest Elementary School staff.

Bells Across the Nation  & Illuminating Frederick 1865 - From Celebration to Grief  

A look back at the celebrations 

On April 9th at 3:15 PM, Mayor Randy McClement rang the bell in the City Hall cupola for 4 minutes commemorating the 150th anniversary of  Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.  Click on
Bells across the Nation to see how the commemoration was celebrated across the nation.
April 10th brought well known author James Swanson to City Hall where he spoke to a capacity crowd on his book "The Manhunt - The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer". The Grand Illumination followed in front of City Hall reenacting the celebration that swept over Frederick upon hearing the Civil War had ended.  
To view the evening in it's entirety, go to    

News from the Frederick Police Department

The Bicycle Escape, located in the Clemson Corner Shopping Center,  will host the next
"Coffee with a Cop" on May 8th from 8-10:00 AM. This free community event is a great opportunity to meet your City police officers.
Frederick Police Department Auxiliary Unit is a valuable volunteer group of men and women who assist and provide support to the Frederick Police Department.  For more information and to see how you can volunteer, view the FPD Auxiliary video  here.

Businesses and Residents - Register Your Security Camera 

Local businesses and residents can help law enforcement agencies solve crime by registering their surveillance cameras with the Frederick Police Department!  
 Register your security camera

Neighborhood Advisory Council
Presentation on "Gangs in Frederick"

Rob Marker, Gang Analyst with the Frederick Police Department, will give a presentation on "Gangs in Frederick" on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 PM in the Boardroom in City Hall, 101 N. Court St. Open to the public.
The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) monthly meeting list can be found here. For more information about NACS, contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-2091 or email mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org.

Residential Household Hazardous
Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, May 9th from
8:00 AM to noon at the Public Safety Training Facility located at  5370 Public Training Place. Free to Frederick City/County residents only - No businesses