Maurice A. Gladhill joined the Frederick County Agricultural Society Inc. in 1969, and was elected to the board in 1989. He serves as treasurer and chairman of several committees, including Finance, Planning, Machinery Row, and Personnel. He also serves on the Legislative, and Commercial Exhibitors & Concessions committees.
Gladhill holds a B.S.B.A. from Shepherd University, and has been involved in various facets of agriculture his entire life. As a child Gladhill recalls riding around the Frederick Fairgrounds on a small tractor with a posthole digger offering to dig holes for a dollar apiece. Today, he is the president of Gladhill Tractor Mart Inc. in Frederick, and a consistent participant in the Central Maryland Farm Equipment Dealers Association’s Machinery Row at the fair.
He served as a director of F&M Bancorp since 1985, which is now PNC Financial Services, past director, and a board of trustees for the Frederick YMCA. He is a member of the Frederick County Farm Bureau.
Gladhill enjoys collecting and preserving antique farm equipment and spending time with his grandchildren.