Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program

The Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program employs 4-6 full-time workers (depending upon the season) to monitor and clean the downtown area. Ambassadors work five days a week (Wednesday through Sunday), covering more than 17 blocks of the downtown area – including Market Street, Patrick Street, Carroll Creek Linear Park and Everedy Square & Shab Row.

Ambassadors help keep Downtown Frederick a safe and beautiful destination by providing essential functions, such as actively engaging pedestrians with friendly greetings and assistance, providing directions and information to visitors, picking up trash and power washing sidewalks, removing graffiti and stickers from light poles and other public infrastructure, collecting leaves and debris from sidewalks and gutters, pulling weeds in public spaces, and so much more! Downtown Frederick Partnership contracts with Block by Block to provide this service.

Contact an Ambassador on duty


Need assistance from a Downtown Ambassador? Look for a bright green shirt on the street, or call the Downtown Frederick Ambassador line, available 7AM-9PM Wednesday through Saturday and 7AM-6PM on Sundays. If you would like an escort within Downtown Frederick to your car, contact the ambassador on duty to request this service.

Ambassador Work By the Numbers

Downtown Ambassadors do so much to keep our city clean and inviting. See what a positive impact their hard work has made!

Data is updated on a regular basis by Downtown Frederick Partnership. The following numbers are for the period of January-December 2023.

2,402 block faces weeded

879 trash bags filled 

10,658 block faces cleaned 

3,382 people used hospitality services 

1,004 rolls of dog waste bags provided

The Downtown Frederick Ambassador Program is operated by Block by Block and made possible with investments from Downtown Frederick Partnership, the City of Frederick, the Ausherman Family Foundation, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Delaplaine Foundation, Keep America Beautiful, Transportation Management Services and Visit Frederick. For more information, contact

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Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.