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  Jill Frick   Jill Frick - Director of Community & Economic Development
Phone: (301) 739-8577 ext. 195     Email:

Jill is responsible for conducting the City’s economic development programs, including the development and implementation of Hagerstown’s strategic plan for city-wide development and growth.  In addition, she is responsible for recruitment of new businesses, recruitment and facilitation of annexations, implementation of business retention and expansion plans, assistance with economic development-related marketing and promotion efforts, and creation of incentive programs. Jill has more than 20 years of experience in economic development and downtown management. She received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She joined the City of Hagerstown in May, 2011.
  BrendaHawbaker_web.jpg   Brenda Hawbaker - Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (301) 739-8577 ext. 111
  Jonathan Kerns   Jonathan Kerns - Community Development Manager
Phone: (301) 739-8577 ext. 134     Email:

Jonathan has been with the City since 2003. He currently oversees the City's Community Development Block Grant program, multiple loan programs, the Neighborhoods 1st program, and coordination of the department’s construction projects. He also assists in coordination of the City College Program. Jonathan obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
  SarahNelson_web.jpg   Sarah Nelson - Planning/Outreach Coordinator           
Phone: (301) 739-8577 ext. 820
  Sherri-Lynn Davis
  Sherrie-Lynn Davis - Economic Development Assistant
Phone: (301) 739-8577 ext. 838

Sherrie-Lynn provides customer support and assists with a range of economic development programs and events.  She joined the City of Hagerstown in May 2014. She graduated from Hagerstown Community College in December 2012 with an Administrative Assistant Certificate and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.  Sherrie-Lynn completed her bachelors degree in Business Administration in December 2015 from Frostburg State University at the University System of Maryland. She will be starting the MBA program at Frostburg in the Fall 2016.