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Chad R. Shrodes is
the Council Member for District D, which encompasses northern Harford
County, including the communities of Jarrettsville, Norrisville,
Whiteford, Street, Dublin, Darlington, Level and Forest Hill.
The Shrodes family has lived in Norrisville since the 1800’s and Councilman Shrodes is proud of his long Harford County Heritage. He is a graduate of North Harford High School, attended Harford Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Land Use Planning from Towson University in 1997. He also graduated from the Harford Leadership Academy in 1999, the Harford County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Police Academy in 2009 and the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance in 2011.
As a member of the Harford County Council, Councilman Shrodes serves on the Economic Development Advisory Board, the Core Services Agency and the Cultural Arts Board. He also serves as the Council's alternate to the Harford Cable Network Board.
Prior to taking office, Councilman Shrodes worked for both the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning and the Maryland Department of Planning in the fields of land preservation, forest conservation and development proposal review. He is currently employed as a real estate agent with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Councilman Shrodes participates in numerous community groups. He is an advocate for Harford’s rural heritage and agricultural industry through his support of the Land Preservation program, Farmers’ Markets, the Farm Bureau and 4-H programs and capital projects. An avid conservationist, Councilman Shrodes has participated in several Earth Day and Arbor Day projects, including the historic villages of Whiteford and Cardiff, Deer Creek, Big Branch, Eden Mill, the Broad Creek Boy Scout Camp, Izaak Walton League and Harford Glen. Councilman Shrodes is also an active member of the Jarrettsville Lions Club, serving 3 terms as the program director from 2005 to 2007 and again in 2012. In addition, Councilman Shrodes supports local Harford County schools and PTAs, Parks and Recreation programs, Fire and EMS services and the Boy and Girl Scout troops in his district.
Councilman Shrodes resides in Norrisville with his wife Amber and daughter Madelyn Grace.