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"I always look forward to the next event and leave each event with a smile on my face and another great memory in my head." - Eric Wildberger, Volunteer

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"My friends and family are always impressed by what Downtown offers. I give most of the credit for that to the Partnership." - Truby LaGarde, Resident

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"...We recognize that by supporting downtown, we are contributing to the vitality of our community..." - Michael Proffitt, Business Owner

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"...the Partnership directly affects my business by helping it to grow and thrive!" - Whitney Bingham, Shop Owner

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About Us

Mission Statement

Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and economic viability of Downtown Frederick by implementing the national Main Street Program for the benefit of Frederick businesses, residents and visitors.

 

About the Partnership

Founded in 1990 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, Downtown Frederick Partnership has managed Downtown Frederick’s Main Street program since designation in 2001. Main Street designation is awarded by Main Street Maryland (State of Maryland) and is recognized by The City of Frederick and the National Trust Main Street Center. 

 

The Main Street Program is a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach. The goal of the Main Street Program is to strengthen the vitality of traditional main streets and neighborhoods. 

 

Working with business and community leaders, the Partnership fully embraces the Main Street Program and oversees the work of four active committees including: the Business Development Committee which works to support our existing businesses and recruit new businesses where necessary, the Design Committee which focuses on the downtown streetscape, policy advocacy and long-term planning,  the Organization Committee which raises funds as well as recruits and thanks volunteers and the Promotion Committee which promotes and brands Downtown Frederick. 

 

Downtown Frederick has been the recipient of numerous awards.  Most notably:

 

FY14 Partnership Action Plan

 

Business Development Committee

 

Design Committee 

 

Organization Committee

 

Promotion Committee

 

Policy Statements:

Locate Government in Downtown Frederick

Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to working with the City, County, State and Federal governments to locate significant government functions in Downtown Frederick. 

 

Why Downtown Frederick?

  1. Economic Development

 

  1. Access

 

  1. Employee Retention

 

  1.  Community Center

 

Adopted by the Partnership Board October 21, 2013

 

FY13 Annual Report

Each year, the Partnership's Organization Committee creates an Annual Report to summarize the organizations' accomplishments of the past year as well as to thank our investors.  To see the results of FY13, please download our FY13 Annual Report

 

Staff

Kara Norman, Executive Director

kara@downtownfrederick.org

 

Brittany Diehl, Promotion and Social Media Manager

brittany@downtownfrederick.org

 

Danielle Grooms, Development Associate

danielle@downtownfrederick.org 

 

Steven Colella, Promotion & Events Manager

steven@downtownfrederick.org