Billy Shreve is a Commercial Realtor and Consultant and is currently serving his first term as a County Councilman At Large after having served a term as a County Commissioner. He is a product of Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick Community College, and Hood College. His political career began while he was attending high school when he campaigned for his best friend’s father, George Littrell. George was elected and served in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Billy realized at a young age that The United States of America is the land of opportunity. It is a place where hard work and determination make a difference and anybody can be successful and live their American Dream. After graduating from high school, he worked two to four jobs at a time to pay his way through college. He has worked many jobs over the years ranging from a clerk at 7-11 to manufacturing to sales. At Fairchild Space and Defense Company, the most notable projects he worked on were the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle.
After leaving the manufacturing industry, he began a career in sales and marketing. His first job was selling garage doors, then new homes and now is involved in commercial real estate. He excelled in new home sales and was the top sales person in Frederick County and with the 6th largest builder in the nation, Ryan Homes. At Ryan Homes he won the President’s Award, which is given to the top salesperson in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Region. During his career in new home sales, he was nationally published twice on the subjects of sales and marketing.
Always active in the Frederick community, Billy served as Chairman of the Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals, and as a member of the Frederick City Planning Commission. This service, along with working as a realtor and consultant, has given him the unique opportunity to see planning, zoning, and property rights issues from both sides of the aisle.
Billy is a Past President of Habitat for Humanity. He was instrumental in creating SB281, which was passed the 2010 Legislative Session in Annapolis and became a law in October. SB281 allows legitimate non-profit organizations relief from fees that prohibit affordable housing from being affordable.
For over 15 years Billy Shreve has taught skiing and snowboarding part time at Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, PA. Skiing, snowboarding and his work in the travel industry with Snow Tours opened the door to many opportunities throughout the world. He has skied extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and the Valle Blanche Glacier in Chamonix, France. In February of 2010 he attended Winter Olympics as a guest of the German Tourist Office. Other notable excursions include Belgium for the Tour de France, Ghana, West Africa, rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, rafting the Pacuare River, Costa Rica through virgin rainforest, and a quest to find the Cave of Caerbannog in Scotland.