News Flash

Frederick News

Posted on: December 27, 2022

Mayor O’Connor appoints City Attorney

3P9A2144

Mayor Michael O’Connor is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Nessen as The City of Frederick’s City Attorney. 

Nessen has served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Frederick since Nov. 2001 and has held the Acting City Attorney position since May 2022.

"I am delighted to appoint Rachel Nessen to the position of City Attorney for The City of Frederick,” said Mayor O’Connor. “Rachel has served The City of Frederick with exceptional skill and professionalism for more than 20 years. Her command of the complex codes, resolutions and ordinances in The City of Frederick and sound legal advice will continue to benefit the City and its residents. She will lead an exceptional team of legal professionals to work collaboratively and help make well-informed decisions in the best interests of the City." 

In her role as Assistant City Attorney, Nessen has researched and drafted ordinances, resolutions, policies and contracts. She has provided professional legal advice the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen and city staff. Additionally, she has served as counsel to numerous administrative bodies, including the Zoning Board of Appeals, Personnel Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, Taxicab Commission, Ethics Commission, Police Hearing Boards, and Building Code Appeals Board. Litigate cases in District Court and Circuit Court.

"For the past 20-plus years, I have been honored to be a part of the family that is the City of Frederick," Nessen said. "I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to put my expert legal advice to use to serve the City and its residents as the City Attorney. I look forward to continuing to execute the organization's mission and contribute to this City's bright future."

Nessen, who was originally born in Eugene, Oregon, received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in psychology and environmental studies and a minor in Spanish. She received her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law, from Vermont Law School. 

A graduate of Middletown High School, Nessen continues to live in Middletown and has three children: Andrew, Michael and Benjamin.

The City of Frederick is also excited to announce the arrival of Assistant City Attorney Michael Fry. Mr. Fry brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the legal field with a particular interest in law enforcement. Most recently, he retired the United States Department of Commerce after having served as a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Program manager. His background also includes roles as Chief Legal Counsel for the Baltimore Police Department and Principal Counsel for Montgomery County Police Department. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Frederick News

Shookstown Road detour 2 27 24-Exhibit (002)

Shookstown Road Closure

Posted on: February 27, 2024
logo

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Posted on: February 20, 2024

HPC Training Session, February 28, 2024

Posted on: February 16, 2024
logo

City of Frederick Budget Town Hall Meetings - 2024

Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022
logo

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Site Visit on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Posted on: February 2, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

2024 Annual Tree Frederick Store Launches

Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022
00-Title

7th Street - Road Closure Update

Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 4, 2022

Snow Emergency, January 19, 2024

Posted on: January 19, 2024
FREDERICK_MAIN_LOGO_SEAL_MD_BLUE

City To Issue Taxicab Permits

Posted on: April 28, 2023
342996062_744770860656397_8387910145342307932_n

City to conduct fire hydrant flushing

Posted on: April 26, 2023
FPD logo

2023 Frederick Running Festival

Posted on: April 20, 2023

Mayor O'Connor announces FY24 budget

Posted on: March 31, 2023
Department-Public-Works_BLUE

Temporary Closure of Shared Use Path

Posted on: March 15, 2023
FREDERICK_MAIN_LOGO_SEAL_MD_BLUE

Holiday Closures | City of Frederick

Posted on: December 22, 2022
FREDERICK_MAIN_LOGO_SEAL_MD_BLUE

Mayor O'Connor to call for closed session

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Donald Myers

FPD makes arrest in Weapons Complaint

Posted on: September 11, 2022

HPC public hearing canceled

Posted on: September 7, 2022

Independence Day service changes

Posted on: June 29, 2022

City to issue taxicab permits

Posted on: April 29, 2022
Water Report Ad-COF Updated 4-26-22

2021 City Water Report now available

Posted on: April 29, 2022
freecycle 2

Spring Freecycle event this Saturday

Posted on: April 11, 2022
FREDERICK_MAIN_LOGO_SEAL_MD_BLUE

HPC to hold site visits

Posted on: March 21, 2022

Sewer work to impact roads March 8-9

Posted on: March 7, 2022