Frederick Mayor Forms Parking Committee

Members will examine the growing community demand for parking, and other issues.

Frederick, Md (KM) An ad hoc parking committee has been formed by Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor.

The 24-member panel will consider the changing downtown parking demand, the community’s needs, parking and mobility options, and provide recommendations for action, according to a news release from the City of Frederick. . The issues the ad hoc committee will examine include resident parking, parking rates, parking and mobility technology, and major capital projects including the redevelopment of the aging Church Street Parking Garage. It will also consider the necessity of creating a permanent parking mobility and advisory committee in the future.

The members of the parking committee are:

5 – Resident Representatives

Matt Edens (W. 3rd)
Sandy Dubay (W 5th)
Melanie Gettier (E 3rd)
Jim Schmersahl (E All Saints)

6 – Partner and Advocacy Group Representatives

Downtown Frederick Partnership – Kara Norman
Visit Frederick – David Ziedelis
TransIT – Jamie McKay
Frederick County – Chelsea Kadish
United Way (Ride United) – Ken Oldham
East Frederick Rising – Sean Walker

4 – Merchant Representatives

Darren Sheffield, MIDAR
Mindy Cawley, Vintage
Jeff Hurwitz, Colonial Jewelers

3 – Office Representatives

Julia Ferguson, Co-Work Frederick
Kate Layman, Ruppert Properties

3 – Restaurant Representatives

Irieska Caetano – Sabor de Cuba
Audi Nagi – Frederick Social

3 – Church Representatives

Rev Mark Groover – Asbury UMC
Susan Kulp – ERUCC

The Parking Committee held its first meeting on Monday, March 27th.  . A future meeting schedule will be determined by committee members, and all meetings are open to the public.

Agendas, meeting recordings and minutes can be found at

By Kevin McManus