Local Children's Board

The Howard County Local Children's Board is comprised of public and private members working collaboratively to ensure a strong continuum of services for families and children in our community. Also known as the Local Management Board, there is a functioning board in all 24 jurisdictions in Maryland. We work in partnership with the Governor's Office for Children to ensure children grow up healthy, secure and successful.

Recently, The Board has identified priorities and designed strategies to help ensure Howard County is a place where all children thrive. Based on data gathered, the following child well-being goals have been chosen for Howard County:

  • Children Safe in Their Homes and Communities
  • Children Successful in School



June 16th Meeting


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The Board provides funding, planning, program development and implementation, and technical assistance to programs and services working to improve outcomes for Howard County's children.  The Board is supporting many initiatives including:  

  •  Youth Homelessness - Youth Count
  •  Summer Food Access - Roving Radish/Weekend Warriors Snack      Packs
  •  Equity - Equity Report
  •  Child Mental Health - Building Youth Resiliency
  •  Career Readiness - CHOICE Jobs Program
  •  Healthy Families
  •  Local Care Team
  FY20 GOC Funding  
Program Name   Amount
Weekend Warriors Snack Packs   58,513
Choice Jobs    159,487
Summer Scholars - HCPSS   15,759
Summer Scholars - LTYC   11,440
Planning   60,000
Board Support   142,850
Local Team Coordinator   70,000
  TOTAL  518,049
Board Support


Charmayne Anderson, CB Anderson Partners, Community Representative

Fayth Bowie, Student Member, Community Representative

Rich Gibson, Office of State's Attorney

Elizabeth Copeland, Howard County Department of Social Services

Raul Delerme, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks

Erica Byrne, Voices for Children, Community Representative

Kelly Cimino, Howard County Department of Housing

Bita Dayhoff, Community Action Council

Dawn Duignan, Chair, Hope Counseling Center, Community Representative

 Fr. Leandro Fazolini, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Hector Garcia, FIRN, Community Representative

Chief Lisa Myers, Department of the Police

Tim Madden, Howard County Department of Juvenile Services

Tonya Kennon, Howard County Library

Dr. Michael Martirano, Howard County Public School System 

Sharon Afework, Maryland State Department of Education

Dr. Edisa Padder, Padder Health Services, Community Representative

Melissa Rosenberg, Autism Society, Community Representative

Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Department of Health

Jackie Scott, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services 

Francine Trout, Vice Chair, Office of Workforce Development




Equity and Opportunity

Equity and Opportunity Committee Report


Executive Committee Report


Food Access

Mental Health

NOFA- Notice of Funding Availibility

Local Children’s Board Meeting Schedule FY20

All meetings held at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Howard County Community Resources Campus

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046


The following meeting dates are:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (Annual Meeting)


 Meeting Location: Howard County Community Resources Campus 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046

To request accommodations to participate in these meetings, please contact the Office of Local Children's Board , 410-313-5929 (Voice/Relay), or email mdawson@howardcountymd.gov at least seven days prior to the meeting date.