Meet the Board: Jay Mason, Board Member
Jay Mason was elected to the Board of Education in November 2018 for a four-year term: December 2018-2022. The Board elected Mr. Mason its president for a December-December term 2020-2021. Mr. Mason served as vice president for the year December 2019-2020.
Mr. Mason graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in 1991 and completed his undergraduate studies at Shepherd University in 2008, where he was also a 3-year starter as a Quarterback and Captain of the football team from 1992-1994. In 2012, he completed his graduate work at Frostburg University with a Master of Arts in Teaching.
Since completing his degree, he has been dedicated to serving the youth in Frederick County through various avenues. His efforts supporting students of FCPS as the President of Eliminating Achievement Gaps, Inc. (EAG) earned him a position on Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner’s Education Leadership Team, as well as the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. His work has included assisting in development of the new FCPS Strategic Plan, which is a long-term strategic plan to move Frederick County into the future and maintain our position as a high performing school system.
He continues his community work as a member of the County Executive’s Livable Frederick Steering Committee and the Frederick County Affordable Housing Council. He serves on boards of two local nonprofits: Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity, as the Vice Chair. He is also a Board member for the Rotary Club of Frederick and a past Sergeant at Arms.
Currently, he is employed at Verita Commercial Real Estate and has been a licensed Realtor since 2004. As a member of Frederick County Association of Realtors, he chaired the Young Professionals Network in 2017-2018. He graduated from the Maryland Association of Realtors Leadership Academy in the spring of 2016 and is a member of the second graduating class of the Frederick County Minority Business Leaders Program in 2018.
Mr. Mason spent numerous years as a high school and youth football coach at Frederick-area schools. He has assisted Heartly House in their fundraising efforts for several years in the annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes and Affair of the Heart events.
His wife, Beth, a longtime Frederick resident, and he are the proud parents of three children who attend Frederick County public schools.