Envision Frederick County welcomes two new members to our Board of Directors!

I am extremely pleased to announce the addition of Mark Long and Karin Tome to the Envision Frederick County Board of Directors.

For a long time, and in many ways, both Mark and Karin have truly exemplified the sort of commitment to our community and engagement in important issues that Envision Frederick County was established to support and foster.

We are excited about the experience and knowledge and energy they will add to our board, and grateful to both of them for being willing to add Envision Frederick County to the list of ways they work to make a difference.


marklong280hMark Long was raised in Frederick County and has spent most of his 63 years in the county except for several years in Alexandria, VA and Waynesboro, PA. With a family presence in the county going back 200 years, he is committed to ensuring that our community remains a wonderful and viable place to live, raise families, work and recreate. With a background in home building, Mark has operated his business, Peace of Mind Home Inspections, for the past 11 years. Having a commitment to affordable housing, he serves on the Frederick County Affordable Housing Council, as well as on the Board of Directors of Interfaith Housing Alliance (IHA), a non-profit organization that creates affordable housing opportunities. Mark is also involved with a start up non-profit, “Kitsune,” that intends to develop supportive housing for people on the autistic spectrum, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Thurmont Lions Club. In 2014, he ran for County Council. Mark resides in Emmitsburg with his wife of 42 years, Jill, who is a Family Advocate with YMCA of Frederick County Head Start. They have two adult children, Seth and Meghan, as well a dog Duncan, who loves to take walks with Mark and Jill in the surrounding area.


karintome280wKarin, her husband, Michael and their two young sons moved to Frederick County 25 years ago. While raising their children in the City of Brunswick, Karin volunteered extensively with the schools, sports organizations, and local government. She attended City Council meetings and educated herself on planning/zoning issues and other aspects of municipal governance. In 1998, Karin took a half-time job in the Children’s Department of the Frederick County Public Libraries, where she worked for 19 years. She is proud of her work with WasteNOT! Frederick in defeating the once-proposed regional trash incinerator project and in advocating for ZeroWaste principles and practices in Frederick County and throughout Maryland. In 2008, she won a seat on the Brunswick City Council. Four years later, she ran for Mayor of the City of Brunswick, and won, serving for four years. The Tome’s sons have grown. And Jesse and Ethan, and their trained Labrador Retrievers, love to go duck and goose hunting with Mike. Karin and Mike live with two cats, which were rescued as feral kittens, but are very content to be house cats now.

Read about all seven members of the Envision Frederick County Board of Directors here.