Envision Frederick County Executive Director Linda Norris-Waldt

About Linda

Linda has lived in Frederick County since 1987, when she moved here to join the Frederick News-Post as a reporter. She lives with her husband Eric on a hilltop they call Harmony Hill between Frederick and Myersville.

She has two daughters, Sarah and Julie, who graduated from Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, and a stepson, Ryan who graduated from Middletown High School and a stepdaughter, Brianne, who graduated from a Catholic high school in Montgomery County.

She was director of the Frederick County Recycling Office from 1989-1999, where she grew the program from its inception; and worked at Canam Steel Corporation in Point of Rocks as US Director of Communications, where she also instigated the Point of Rocks location’s recycling program and LEED customer compliance work. She has been a media and public relations consultant specializing in sustainable companies over the years, and began the web/social media site GreenFrederick.org in 2017 and was instrumental in restarting Green Drinks in 2018. She also is advocacy, corporate relations and chapter relations director for the US Composting Council.

In the community, she has served terms on the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Commission; Solid Waste Advisory Committee; and chaired the Frederick County Ethics Task Force. She spent four years on the board of the League of Women Voters of Frederick County; one as co-president of the group. She is an active participant in the Frederick Compost Workgroup, the Maryland Compost Advocacy Coalition and the MD-DC Composting Council Steering Committee; and is a hobbyist vermicomposter with four small worm farms who occasionally teaches and speaks about vermicomposting as The Hungry Redworm. She is also on the Food and Compost sub-subgroup of the Frederick County Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group.

If you have questions  feel free to contact Linda at linda@envisionfrederickcounty.org.