The Howard County Local Children's Board comprises 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 identified priorities and designed strategies to help ensure Howard County is a place where all children can  thrive. The Strategic Priorities for FY2021 – FY2025 are as follows:

  • Affordable and Quality Education and Training
  • Increase Inclusiveness, Awareness and Coordination of Resources to Meet the Needs of Each Community
  • Access to Affordable and Quality Behavioral Health Care
Board Information
Board Meeting Schedule

All meetings held at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Virtual via Webex (Link Provided in Board Agenda)

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (Annual Meeting)
Board Members

Charmayne Anderson, CB Anderson Partners, Community Representative

Fayth Bowie, Student Member, Community Representative

Rich Gibson, Office of State's Attorney

Stephen Liggett-Creel, Howard County DSS

Raul Delerme, 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, Community Representative

Dawn Duignan, ChairHope Counseling Center, Community Representative

Mike Mitchell, Luminus, Community Representative

Chief Lisa Myers, Howard County Police Department

Tim Madden, Howard County Department of Juvenile Services

Tonya Aikens, Howard County Library

Dr. Michael Martirano, Howard County Public School System 

Sharon Afework, Office Of Child Care

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, Vice Chair, Office of Workforce Development

Board Meeting Agendas
Board Meeting Minutes
Boards & Commissions

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