2011 Accomplishments

Friends of Frederick County mission remains: to preserve the unique character and quality of life in Frederick County, Maryland through public education, active civic engagement and government oversight.


In 2011 we: 

  • presented to the public the true expense of residential growth and impacts on schools, roads, sensitive areas and waterways
  • educated and advocated for policy to ensure adequate public facilities and environmental protection
  • provided legal respresentation to challenge the illegalities of New Market’s Municipal Growth Plan
  • provided legal representation to challenge the illegalities of the 2011 Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Review
  • educated on Frederick County’s privatization initiative
  • educated on Frederick County’s budget, and the truth on the numbers
  • educated on developer proposed mitigation fee option for schools
  • sponsored the Spring and Fall IMAGINE! Frederick film and discussion series on economic, environmental and social sustainability issues
  • provided monthly policy and event updates through FoFC’s e-newsletter, website and facebook
  • partnering sponsor of the Maryland Clean Energy Center Renewable Energy Book Camp webinar series for planning community clean energy
  • coordinated month-long eco-art display at the Deleaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
  • sponsored Earth Day Celebration of 25 eco artists whose artwork is featured in the 2011 coloring book