Howard County Commission For Women

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:

  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information to assist in changing attitudes and eliminating discriminatory behavior
  • Studying conditions which demonstrate inequalities and unmet needs concerning women, issuing position papers, and recommending procedures or legislation to remedy them
  • Stimulating efforts to expand educational and employment opportunities for women
  • Promoting recognition of women’s accomplishments
  • Publicizing activities and services of interest to women 

 

NEW! Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Howard County Women's Hall of Fame (WHOF). Open the 2020 WHOF nomination form. Click the download arrow to complete the form online.

 

Students! Enter the 2020 National Women's History Month Essay Contest. Download an essay contest packet.

 

Take our survey -- we want to hear what's important to you!

The Commission for Women would like to hear more about the issues that are important to you! Please take a moment to complete our brief survey to share your thoughts at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RT9RHCP. Thank you for your continuing support of the Commission!
 

 

MEETING UPDATE:

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

MEMBERSHIP:

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:

  • Kashonna Holland, Chair
  • Meg Boyd, Vice Chair
  • Judy Zhou, Student Commissioner
  • Jessica Epps, Recording Secretary
  • Farida Guzdar
  • Dr. Rhonda Jones
  • Maxine F. Kellman-Allen
  • Joyce Kim
  • Diane Paulus
  • Lanlan Xu
  • Phyllis S. Zolotorow
  • Cheryl Mattis, Executive Secretary

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commission, contact Cheryl Mattis, Executive Secretary, at cmattis@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-6400 (voice/relay). 

 

Additional information and resources: 

 

Contact us:

To contact the Howard County Commission for Women, email women@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay).