Commission on Aging

Working to maintain an age-friendly Howard County.

MISSION: To promote successful aging for older adults in Howard County.

VISION: A county in which older adults age 50 and older can live safely, comfortably, securely, independently and productively.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION: The Howard County Commission on Aging is a 15-member volunteer advisory board to the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence. The Commission accomplishes its work through the activities of task forces and committees, researches legislation at the county and state level that impacts the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families, and provides testimony when appropriate. Commissioners are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council for five-year terms. They represent diverse professional backgrounds, various age and ethnic groups, and many geographic areas of the county.


COA MEETING:  November 23, 2020 / 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Meeting number (access code): 172 313 6727

Meeting password: fNmQbMKX379 



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COMMISSION ON AGING MEMBERS (To contact the Commission, email

  • Jennifer Asher
  • Reginald Avery
  • Angela Boyter
  • Peter Brunner
  • Wei Guo
  • Susan Hailman
  • Julia Mattis
  • Michael McPherson
  • Eletta Morse
  • Sue Song
  • Mark Stinson
  • Sharonlee Vogel (Chair)
  • Michael Willis

Commission meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the DCRS Offices at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive. Due to the current pandemic, the Commission is meeting virtually via Webex. For more information about the Commission, email or contact Donna Tugwell at the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence at

Meeting time and place is subject to change; please call 410-313-6410 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 Donna Tugwell 410-313-5949 (voice/relay) at least seven days in advance.

Commission on Aging Minutes
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