Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee

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The Charter Review Committee will meet on the first and third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the board room at City Hall, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701. These meetings are open to the public.

Public Comment 

The public can provide feedback by attending a meeting, or sending an email comment to 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Meeting Recordings:

January 5, 2023 Meeting
January 19, 2023 Meeting
February 2, 2023 Meeting
February  16, 2023 Meeting
March 2, 2023 Meeting
March 16, 2023 Meeting
April 6, 2023 Meeting
April 20, 2023 Meeting
May 4, 2023 Meeting
May 18, 2023 Meeting
June 1, 2023 Meeting
July 6, 2023 Meeting
July 20, 2023 Meeting
August 3, 2023 Meeting
August 17, 2023 Meeting
September 7, 2023 Meeting
September 21, 2023 Meeting
October 5, 2023 Meeting
October 19, 2023 Meeting


  • Marvin Ausherman
  • John Funderburk
  • Stuart Harvey
  • Megan Kirk
  • Tom Lynch
  • Andrea Mayer
  • Melissa Muntz
  • Ron Peppe
  • Jim Racheff
  • Robert Van Rens
  • Ashley Waters

Election Sub-committee Findings


The City of Frederick is undergoing an extensive charter review aimed at providing the most modern, effective, and representative service delivery for residents., 

Progress Tracker

Timeline Main Task(s) Status
September - November 2022 Committee Application and Selection Complete
January 2023 Committee Meets to Estalish Scope of Work and Main Areas of Discussion Complete
February - May 2023 Committee Discusses Charter by Main Issue Areas (Meeting Topics by Date TBA)

1. Election Issues
2. Legislative Body
3. Structure of Government
4. Election Administration
5. Sections in Charter v. Code
6. Procedural Issues

Committee solicites input from residents, elected officials, and staff

June - August 2023
Committee to establish final report with recommendations made to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for charter changes.

Final report and recommendations are brought to multiple public workshops for feedback and consideration.

Final report, recommendations and suggested changes from Board of Aldermen are brought to a public hearing for final round of public comment and vote by the Mayor and Board.