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 results have been chosen for Howard County:

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


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

  FY19 LCB  
Program Name   Amount
Building Youth Resiliency   68,761
Choice Jobs Program   103,606
Local Care Team   70,000
Strengthening Families   30,000
Roving Radish/Wkend Warriors Snack Packs   18,500
Board Support   117,679
Implementation and Planning   109,503
  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

Karen Butler, Howard County Department of Social Services

John Byrd, Chair, 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

Khiem Doan, Student Member, Community Representative

Dawn Duignan, Vice 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 

Mary Mukherjee, 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, Office of Workforce Development



Equity and Opportunity

Equity and Opportunity Committee Report

Executive Committee Report

Food Access

Mental Health

FY19 Local Children’s Board Meeting Schedule 

The Local Children’s Board meets every other month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with the addition of the June annual meeting.

The following meeting dates are:

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (annual meeting)

 *Committees will meet in alternate months. 

 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.