In another installment in our Focus on the Counties series, Tom is joined by Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner. Ms. Gardner is 59 years old and a native of Northwestern Pennsylvania. She moved to Frederick County in the early 90s, where her husband’s family has resided for six generations. A mother of three adult children, she and her husband now live in the city of Frederick.
Ms. Gardner is a Democrat and Frederick County’s first County Executive. She holds an M.B.A. from Xavier University. She served as Frederick County Commissioner and the President of Frederick County Commissioners before being elected County Executive in 2014.
According to census data released last year, Frederick County is the fifth fastest-growing county in the state of Maryland. County Executive Jan Gardner explains how that growth has been affecting life - and governance - in Frederick County.