Board To Promote Self Sufficiency

The Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency (BPSS) was created in 2008 to act as a planning and coordinating body for initiatives that promote the economic stability of individuals and families and reduce the incidence of poverty in Howard County.  The Board envisions a community where those in need have opportunities and pathways for getting ahead.

The Board generally meets at Patuxent Woods Drive Columbia, MD 21046. During COVID-19 the Board is meeting via WebEx. If you would like to attend a BPSS meeting, please email Cara Baumgartner, cbaumgartner@howardcountymd.gov , for a WebEx invitation. 

Board members include key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. Current Community and Ex-Officio Board Members are listed below.

Sherry Banks, Temporary Cash Assistance Unit, Family Investment Administration, Howard County Department of Social Services (Term ends 11-1-20)

Jennifer Broderick​, Executive Director, B