M.C. Keegan-Ayer has been a visible presence in the community for many years, beginning her advocacy efforts while her children were still babies. M.C. is well versed on development issues. She understands the importance of growth to a strong vibrant Frederick County economy. But she also knows that uncontrolled, poorly planned growth ends up costing all residents both in time and money – money, through increased taxes to pay for the necessary infrastructure improvements to address the additional population; and time wasted as people sit in traffic on congested roadways. M.C. Keegan-Ayer knows that it takes careful planning to maintain a well-organized strategy for development; a strategy that does not infringe on the rights of current residents and businesses, while protecting the thriving family friendly culture that makes Frederick such a vibrant place to live, all while making sure that we protect our rich history as a county.