Commission on Aging

Working to maintain a senior-friendly Howard County.

THE COMMISSION'S MISSION: To promote successful aging for older adults in Howard County.

THE COMMISSION'S 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.

COMMISSION ON AGING MEMBERS (All correspondence may be directed to the following e-mail address by clicking on the following link:

  • 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. For additional information about the Commission, please e-mail the Commission at or Donna Tugwell, 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.

COA Meetings

September Agenda
The next Commission meeting is Monday, September 21, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Webex. (Logon on beginning at 6:45 p.m.)
Meeting password: BpjYEH8yP22

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