Christopher I. Goodman, Commissioner

I have lived my entire life just a few hundred feet outside the town limits and in town since 2003.  My family roots can be traced back to the founding of the town. I served on the Town’s Planning Commission starting in 2009, and then elected as a Commissioner in 2012 to present.

I attended Frederick Community College and received an AA degree in Criminal Justice then transferred to Shepherd University and received a BS Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Public Safety.   I began working part-time at age 15 in the grocery store business and did so for 24-years. Upon graduation from college, I worked in industrial product sales, building material management, and currently in distribution management. 

I joined the Middletown Fire Company in 1990 and volunteered as an EMT/Firefighter for more than 10 years.  I am a Nationally Certified Firefighter II and served as a Line Officer and on the Board of Directors.  I was awarded a Life Membership in 2017.

I have two adult daughters who attended the Middletown School system, were active in MVAA sports and  4H throughout  their childhood.

My approach as a Commissioner is to put citizens cares, concerns and safety first; as well as,

  • work to maintain our current tax rate,
  • be conservative in spending,
  • consistently search for cost savings measures,
  • maintain and preserve the historical integrity of the town,
  • support parks,
  • encourage local commerce,
  • use a common-sense mentality, and
  • support community organizations and their events.

During my first term as a Commissioner, I served as the liaison to the Planning Commission.  During my second and currently my third term as a Commissioner, I serve as the liaison to the Parks and Rec Committee.  I am proud of the accomplishments made towards completing walking trails, installation of bathrooms at Remsburg Park, the construction of the pavilion at Wiles Branch, and especially of the new playground equipment at Memorial Park.  Coming soon to Middletown Pickle Ball Courts.

Because I appreciate the hard work of our public safety personnel, I brought the National Night Out event to our community, starting 2016 giving our community an opportunity to learn and interact with our public safety personnel.

In my years as Commissioner I have only missed less than a handful of meetings. I say this because I was elected by the citizens to be there and be committed to them.  I am privileged, honored and humbled to serve in this position and work hard for you, the citizens of Middletown.

Absolutely nothing can take place of the volunteers of this town and more than likely you are one of them. When we have our annual Heritage Day Parade so many groups are represented, as well as, other events throughout the year.  It takes a lot of hard work and commitment by many!  To anyone who volunteers their time and talents in any organization in our town, I say, thank you for making this town the great place it is today!  Middletown is very important to me. It is the only place my family has ever called home. I am very passionate about making it the best place to live for all our citizens.


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