Mayor's Message

July 2020

"Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it."- Simon Sinek. 

This quote inspires me because Frederick deserves a leader that communicates our values on behalf of all that makes us "Built on what Matters." I believe it is in the "Why" that we find our value, our vision and our community. This reflection has caused a moment of pause in Frederick’s history. A good one. A welcomed one. Our board and staff are taking the time to collaborate on why Frederick is a community built on what matters. Why do our citizens love to live here? Why would a business want to invest in Frederick as their home? Why do our kids enjoy their community? Why would working for the Town of Frederick be a life-changing opportunity? The answers matter more than ever, as they are both our foundation and our path forward. Have memories, stories, experiences to share about our why? I’d love to hear them. Please send me an email

Finale Friday, Farmers Market, Chainsaws and Chuckwagons: We are excited to be planning for these July events! Please plan to join us July 15 - 18 for a celebration of the most masterful chainsaw carvers turning giant logs into beautiful works of art. There will be a farmer’s market and quick carves will be auctioned off on select days. Don’t forget; this is a competition! Bring the family to vote for the "People’s Choice" masterpiece carving (the big ones)! Be sure to check our Facebook page or website for more details. 

Community Tour and Talk are coming back for ya! Come get to know your neighbors and your Board of Trustees and town staff at the 2020 Community Tour & Talk. Learn more about what the Town has in store for the future and ask any questions. Dinner starts at 6 pm and continues while supplies last. Check out the 2020 schedule at to see when we’ll be in your neighborhood.

Town of Frederick Mayor, Tracie Crites