Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Commission for Women have announced five new inductees into the County’s Women’s Hall of Fame.
Barbara Allen, Evelyn Darden, Lori Fuchs, Terri Hill and Tracey Williams were selected from a pool of community-based philanthropists, volunteers and advocates with a record of enduring support for the social, cultural, economic or political well-being of the community, state or nation, and particularly for women and girls.
“These five dynamic women have made meaningful impacts on our county, and it is quite fitting for them to be honored by the Commission for Women in the Hall of Fame,” said Ball. “Our communities are more empowered because of their dedicated service to others and I am grateful for their contributions to Howard County."
Due to the current restrictions on large events in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 26 has been cancelled. Visit our Facebook page over the next two weeks as we highlight the lives and achievements of these five local women.
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The essay contest was open to all Howard County high school and middle school students, including public, private or home-schooled students. The 2020 theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote” celebrates both the women who fought for a woman’s right to vote in the United States, and the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Congratulations to the essay contest winners; click on their names, below, to read their thoughtful submissions.
The Howard County Commission for Women was established by statute in 1980 to promote the economic, social and political equality of women. The Commission has the authority to conduct studies, review progress, recommend action, and carry out activities to support this purpose. This may include:
The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of most months at 7:00 p.m. at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 . Meeting time and place is subject to change; please call 410-313-6400 to verify. All meetings of Howard County boards and commissions are open to the public, except under those circumstances in which a closed meeting is permitted by law. NOTE: If you need accommodations to participate in these meetings, please call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay) at least seven days in advance.
MEETING MINUTES & AGENDAS
The Commission is comprised of twelve members, including one high school student, who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Current members are:
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commission, contact Cheryl Mattis, Executive Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-313-6400 (voice/relay).
Additional information and resources:
To contact the Howard County Commission for Women, email email@example.com or call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay).