About Chad Shrodes, Harford County Councilman

Chad was born and raised in Norrisville and is proud of his family’s long lineage in North Harford, which dates back to the 1800s. He is a proud graduate of North Harford High School. There classes and interactions with friends and teachers inspired him to pursue a career in land preservation, planning and public service.

Chad is an alumnus of Harford Community College and worked in the Department of Planning and Zoning while attending Towson University, ultimately earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Land Use Planning in 1997. He is also a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy (1999), the Harford County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Police Academy (2009), and the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance (2011).

Prior to taking office, Councilman Shrodes also worked for the Maryland Department of Planning specializing in the areas of land preservation, historic preservation, forest conservation and development proposal review. In addition to his Council service he is a licensed real estate agent with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Chad Shrodes has served as Harford County Councilman for District D for eight years.  He has a record of fighting for lower taxes, more accountable government, better schools, and the preservation of Harford County’s rural heritage. 

He is an unwavering advocate of the agricultural industry and has preserved over 47,000 acres of farmland during his eight year tenure. He led the Ag Viability Task Force to help farmers earn a good living and is a strong supporter of the County’s farmers markets, the Farm Bureau, and 4-H programs.

An avid conservationist, Chad participates in numerous conservation projects annually and is proud to have played a role in projects for 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. Chad is a member of the Harford County Land Trust.

He is an active member of the Jarrettsville Lions Club, serving three terms as the program director from 2005 to 2007 and again in 2012 and 2013. He is also a member of the Republican Club of Harford County and served two terms on the Harford County Republican Central Committee.

Councilman Shrodes is an ardent supporter of local Harford County schools and PTAs, parks and recreation programs, fire and EMS services, and the Boy and Girl Scouts.

During his term, he has twice voted to lower property taxes saving taxpayers $50 million; voted against the Rain Tax and worked to provide tax breaks to residents and businesses; and voted against both County-backed funding requests for projects on undeveloped land.

Chad works closely with law enforcement officers and volunteer fire companies to improve public safety. In 2012, he established the Traffic Safety Task Force, a team devoted to reducing traffic fatalities and serious crashes. Further, he regularly collaborates with State Highways to improve the safety of our roads.

He supports the public school system and has increased funding by 23% per student without raising taxes. He approved $500 million in school construction and renovation projects, eliminating school overcrowding and approved the funds to cover the deficit for teacher’s pensions no longer funded by the state. He also led the effort to bring Sunday hours back to our Library System and to our residents.

Chad resides in Norrisville with his wife Amber and 4 year-old daughter Madelyn. He is a member of Norrisville United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoys planting trees, visiting local gardens and arboretums, grabbing dinner with friends (especially oysters or sushi), and spending time with his family including his two nephews, Patrick and Charlie, and three nieces Alayna, Sasha, and Saige.


Chad Shrodes, Harford County Councilman

(410) 688-5557
5103 Carea Road
White Hall, Maryland 21161

By Authority: Friends of Chad Shrodes
Taylor Gomez, Treasurer