For the past four years M.C. Keegan-Ayer has been an integral part of the new Charter form of government here in Frederick County. M.C. was elected in 2014, to represent District 3 which is the western side of Frederick City and a small portion of the county. M.C.’s district encompasses such diverse neighborhoods as Baker Park, Hillcrest, Amber Meadows, Fort Detrick, Cloverhill 1, 2, and 3, and Whittier. M.C. has constituents who come from many different countries, who represent many different cultures and who speak a variety of different languages, in addition to English. M.C. proudly embraces the diversity represented by all the people living in her district and refers to her district as Frederick County’s own mini United Nations.
M.C. Keegan-Ayer was elected, running on a platform to change the tone of Frederick County government and to change the way our elected leaders engage the average citizen in the decision-making process. M.C. has long been an advocate for getting people involved, working to actively engage people in decisions that impact their daily lives. M.C.’s efforts ensure the inclusion of those people whose voices have traditionally been limited and have therefore felt marginalized. M.C. has worked tirelessly to safeguard the people living in Council District 3 as well as elsewhere around the county to make sure they are provided a seat at the table and afforded the opportunity to work collaboratively with their elected leaders to have their concerns heard. M.C.’s efforts have extended to ensuring that the decisions being made by the Council are open and transparent to the public, and that the public has a well understood and visible role in this decision-making process.
For the past 20 plus years, M.C. Keegan-Ayer has been involved in county issues, particularly those dealing with education, growth and development. Through M.C.’s advocacy efforts, working collaboratively with the Board of Education and the Board of County Commissioners, she was able to secure funding for a new playground for Waverley Elementary School; to bring about the renovation of West Frederick Middle School, the rebuilding of Lincoln ES as well as Frederick High School. She began advocating for a new school to relieve the horrendous overcrowding at Hillcrest ES and now in the fall, the new Butterfly Ridge ES will open. M.C. has a well-earned reputation as a strong advocate for our schools and for all our students.