Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster
About the Howard County COAD

The Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is a collaborative effort of community stakeholders, each having an equal role in the organization. Their goal is to organize and deploy community resources in an efficient and timely manner, effectively contributing to each phase of a disaster. The Howard County COAD hopes to provide opportunities for community organizations to get involved to make the community and its members safer and more prepared for threats of all kinds. The COAD is a coordinating organization and does not assume direct operational responsibility in any disaster situation.

What does the COAD do?

The Howard County COAD was formed to improve the awareness of the needs of the community and connect those needs with organizations that can provide support. The goal of the Howard County COAD is to organize and deploy community resources in an efficient and timely manner during each phase of a disaster.

Who should join the Howard County COAD?

Howard County based:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Businesses
  • Community organizations
  • Educational institutes
Benefits of participating:
  • Communication with County government on community needs that you can directly impact after a disaster
  • Ability to improve service and reduce duplication of services during a disaster
  • Information sharing
  • Networking opportunities
  • Training opportunities
How to join the Howard County COAD:

If you are interested in joining the Howard County COAD, you are invited to join us at our next meeting. Please fill out this short interest form to RSVP. If you would like additional information, please email HoCOAD@gmail.com.

Next Meeting Date:

August 22, 2019

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

St. John's Elliott City

9120 Frederick Rd., Elliott City, MD 21042