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
Barbara Catlin
Deborah Jean Fleischmann
Susan Hailman
Jan Horan
Julia Mattis
Robert McLaughlin
Andrew Monjan
Eletta Morse
Sang K. Shin
Sharonlee Vogel (Chair)
Michael Willis

Commission meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ellicott City 50+ Center. For additional information about the Commission, please e-mail the Commission at or Jennifer Rittenhouse, 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 Jennifer Rittenhouse 410-313-6546 (voice/relay) at least seven days in advance.

COA Publications

Meeting Minutes
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015 (no meeting held)
January 2016 (no meeting held)
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016

Upcoming Agendas

October 2016