The Consumer Protection Advisory 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. Roster of current Board members.
Board members are appointed by the County Executive, confirmed by the County Council and serve overlapping 5 year terms. Board members who have served eight or more consecutive years when their terms expire, are not eligible for immediate reappointment to the Board. There are currently no vacant seats on the Board.
To apply for Board membership: submit your resume along with a letter stating why you would like to be on the Board to the Howard County Office of Consumer Protection:
The Consumer Protection Advisory Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at:
The Howard County Office of Consumer Protection
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Note: The next meeting of the Advisory Board will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Agenda will be posted by January 5.
Meetings are open to the public. Note that the location, date and time of meetings are subject to change. If you wish to attend, or participate by telephone conference call, please call (410) 313-6420 to confirm the date and location. To request an accommodation to attend this meeting, please contact the Office of Consumer Protection two weeks in advance.
* No meeting scheduled or no quorum of members