The Golden Mile Alliance announces the appointment of its 2021 officers and board members

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The Golden Mile Alliance gives back to their community, connecting with Frederick businesses and the residents who support the Golden Mile.

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Non-profit organization The Golden Mile Alliance in Frederick, MD, achieves its mission through their economic development activities to support the Golden Mile businesses and residential communities so they can continue to thrive. From top-notch businesses and offices to family-friendly neighborhoods and parks, their goal is to highlight and support the great purpose the Golden Mile holds for our city.

Their vision is that the Golden Mile is a vibrant, diverse, and accessible premier destination for shopping, dining, living, recreation, and commerce in Frederick.

The Golden Mile Alliance Board of Directors is a diverse group of stakeholders: five residents, five businesses, five property owners/managers, two City of Frederick voting members, and several non-voting members.

The board members for 2021 are listed below:
Sandra Wastler, Resident/ President

Business Owners/Representatives:
Joe Parsley, Owner, Frederick Shell
Natasha Valencia, Owner, 4 The Love Of Sweets
Shantay DeMar, Owner At VR, /Vice President

Property Owners/Representatives
Laurence Martinez, M&T Bank
Angie Simmons, Woodsboro Bank, /Secretary

Patrick Pierson – Member-at-Large
Brooka Smith - Member-at-Large
David Wolford - Member-at-Large/ Treasurer

City Representatives
Derek Shackelford, Aldermanic Liaison
Scott Thomas, Representing D. Shackelford as needed
Gayon Sampson, Mayor’s Office Representative

City Ex-Officio (Non-voting)
Richard Griffin, Director - Dept. of Economic Dev.
Mary Ford-Naill, Manager - Dept. of Economic Dev.
Joe Adkins, Director - City Planning Dept.
David Edmonson, City Planning representative

For more information about the Golden Mile Alliance, call 240-600-1925 or visit

If you would like to help us achieve our goals for 2021, please visit and select a business sponsorship level or donate individually. All funds will be used to promote and foster a vibrant and safe Golden Mile community through business, neighborhood, and economic development activities. The Golden Mile Alliance is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

If you prefer, checks can be made payable and mailed to the Golden Mile Alliance, Post Office Box 3136, Frederick Md. 21705. Please include your contact information with any donation – name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

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