Office of Community Sustainability

Welcome to the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability's webpage.

Please explore the tabs on the left hand side of the page to learn more about us. The Sustainability Projects and Initiatives tab has the most information relating to the everyday work of the office. 


The Howard County Office of Community Sustainability aims to protect and enhance the quality of life in our communities by addressing environmental and economic issues affecting County citizens and future generations. Guided by principles of science, ingenuity, sustainability and stewardship, the Office engages in water quality, economic development, agriculture, energy and education initiatives. 

Howard County boasts the state’s oldest Office of Sustainability and works to coordinate efforts throughout other Howard County Departments, governments through out the state and region, and community institutions.