[photo, Jessica E. Fitzwater, County Executive, Frederick County, Maryland] JESSICA E. FITZWATER, County Executive (Democrat)

County Executive, Frederick County, since December 5, 2022.

Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2022-. Member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2022-.

Member, County Council, Frederick County, representing District 4, December 1, 2014 to December 5, 2022. Member, Frederick Municipal Airport Commission, Frederick County, 2015-18; Affordable Housing Council, Frederick County, 2015-22; Social Services Board, Frederick County, 2015-22; Human Trafficking Task Force, Frederick County, 2016-18; Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Frederick County, 2020-22; Immigrant Affairs Commission, Frederick County, 2022.

Member, Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee, 2016-22, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Born in Smithsburg, Maryland. St. Mary's College of Maryland, B.A. (music), 2005; Hood College, M.S. (educational leadership), 2010. Graduate, Emerge Maryland, 2013. Music teacher, Oakdale Elementary School, Frederick County Public Schools, 2005-22. Violinist, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, 2005- (secretary, board of directors, 2006-12). Board of Directors, Frederick County Teachers Association, 2011-14. Legislative Committee, Maryland State Education Association, 2012-14. Delegate, Representative Assembly, National Education Association, 2012-15 (vice-chair, fine arts caucus, 2012-13). Board of Directors, Frederick Arts Council, 2013-. Member, Young Democrats of Frederick County; League of Women Voters. Thirteen Young Professionals Under 30, Frederick News Post, 2012. Political Activist of the Year, National Education Association, 2014. Emerging Leader, Maryland State Education Association, 2014. Leading Women, Daily Record, 2015. Widowed; two children.

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