Frederick, MD –December 14, 2020: Mobilize Frederick, formally known as the Climate

Emergency Mobilization Workgroup (CEMWG), is reaching out to Frederick residents including the youth of our community, to explore issues, ideas, and potential solutions to address our changing climate.

Since the group was formed in September 2020, numerous volunteers, recognizing the

importance of CEMWG’s charge, have generously offered their assistance. Mobilize Frederick is particularly thrilled that eight university students have stepped forward offering their time and talent. They come from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. Five have volunteered their time to support the Public Awareness and Outreach (PAO) Subgroup and three have offered their time to assist the Health and Extreme Weather Adaptation and Resilience (HWR) Subgroup.

“We are enormously grateful to our university students” says Sonia Demiray, co-chair of Public Awareness and Outreach. “They bring enthusiasm, energy, passion, and a fresh perspective to our efforts to create equitable recommendations for the City and County. The younger generation is very aware of climate change. They are witnessing the effects of increasingly extreme weather patterns and must lead the way in adopting our group’s recommendations to minimize the impact of a changing climate.”

Mobilize Frederick continues to encourage all residents who are passionate about Frederick’s future to provide their perspectives on various issues, including energy, agriculture, construction, health, weather, transportation, and others, in our “We Hear You” forum or by answering quick surveys on the website. We are integrating the voices and opinions from residents across the County in our planning in order to improve any future recommendations. For more information about Mobilize Frederick, the Climate Emergency Mobilization Workgroup, please visit and follow us on social media.

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The Climate Emergency Mobilization Workgroup is a body of volunteer experts authorized by

resolution No. 20-22 of Frederick County and No. 20-07 of the City of Frederick.

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