The Consumer Protection Advisory Board

About The Board

The Consumer Protection Advisory Board works with the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) to educate and protect Howard County consumers. Board members provide feedback and recommendations on OCP's programs, alert OCP to problems and concerns they witness in their communities and assist in educating county residents on the services that OCP provides. When necessary, the Board may also hold public hearings to determine whether it should recommend that certain types of merchants or practices be governed by the County consumer protection law. The Consumer Protection Advisory Board is governed by Section 17.402 of the Howard County Code.

Membership

The Board is comprised of seven members. All members must be residents of Howard County and reflect a cross-section of consumer and business interests. Among the seven members, there must be at least two members who represent a consumer interest group, two members who represent a business interest group, and at least one member who represents an economically disadvantaged group.  

 

Current members:

  • Ellen Kuhn
  • Sandra Price