Commission for Veterans and Military Families


To assure that their issues are addressed effectively and efficiently.
Number of Members: 13
Nine shall be Veterans, one or more of whom shall have a service-connected disability and three of whom shall be members of at least one Veteran’s Organization (see Bill 3-2011). Two shall be immediate family member of veteran or person engaged in active-duty service or reserve at time of appointment. Two shall work or volunteer for organizations that serve veterans or their families.
Appointed by:
County Executive appoints. County Council confirms.
Howard County Office of Military Affairs 410-313-0821

The commission meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm with the exception of July and August.

Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Howard Community College Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia MD

If you are a veteran or a current military service member, you may be eligible for education benefits under the GI Bill®. If so, you should apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) as soon as possible. Learn more about student loans and other ways to pay for college at the Office of Consumer Protection, Dept. of Community Resources... Student Loan Forum and Resource Fair on Wed., January 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Howard Community College. Free; register at or visit for more information.





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Other Resources:

Veterans and Military Families Commission brochure

Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs