James Zoller, Executive Secretary (APB)/Agricultural Coordinator | 410-313-2056

Joy Levy, Administrator (ALPP) 410-313-4382

The Howard County Agricultural Preservation Board (APB) consists of seven board members from the local farming community. Board meetings take place throughout the year on matters related to the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP) and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF). Please see below for more information on the current Board Members, the current meeting agenda, department contacts for the program, and other related resources.

Current Agenda

The October 26, 2020 meeting has been CANCELLED

Meeting URL:

Optional Dial-In Number: 716-273-1030

PIN: 127-5979#


If you have issues with logging in or calling into the meeting please email:


Board Members

Mickey Day, Chair

Ann Jones, Vice Chair

Jamie Brown

Abby Gibbon

Cathy Hudson

Savannah Kaiss

Denny Patrick

Additional Information


Meetings are generally held on the fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of April and December, when there will be no meeting. The meetings will be held in the Fair Office Board Room on the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The meetings of the Board are open to the public. The decision of the Board is determined by a majority vote (four votes) except a recommendation to acquire an easement requires five affirmative votes.

Meeting dates and submission deadlines for 2020 are noted in the printable calendars below:

2020 Meeting Schedule

Location and Directions

Fair Office Board Room, Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Road
West Friendship, MD 21794


  1. From Interstate 70, take Exit 80 for MD Route 32 towards Clarksville/Sykesville
  2. Take MD Route 32 South towards Clarksville/Howard County Fairgrounds
  3. Turn right on MD Route 144 West (Frederick Road) towards West Friendship
  4. Turn right on Fairgrounds Road 
  5. Turn left on Livestock Lane (3rd left from Fairgrounds Road)
  6. The Fair Office Building will be on the left 
  7. After entering the building, the Board Room will be to the left.

Past Meetings & Agendas

Meeting minutes are available online after approval by the APB. Please see below for past meeting minutes and staff reports.

Requesting properties in the County Program only adhere to the Howard County APB. Requesting properties in State Program(s) must be reviewed by both the County APB and the MALPF Board of Trustees in Annapolis. For more information on state proceedings, please visit the MALPF Board website


September 21, 2020 Agenda

August 24, 2020 Agenda

August 24, 2020 Minutes

July 27, 2020 Agenda

July 27, 2020 Minutes

April 27, 2020 Agenda

April 27, 2020 Minutes

February 24, 2020 Agenda

February 24