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Executive Kittleman seeks member for Howard County’s Human Rights Commission

July 26, 2018        

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Dr. Barbara J. Sands, Administrator, Office of Human Rights, 410-313-6430

Deadline to apply is Friday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m.

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the Human Rights Commission. Established in 1969, the Commission is composed of 11 voting members who serve five-year terms and one non-voting student member. 

The Commission’s duties and responsibilities are prescribed by law, and include recommending a civil rights policy to the County Executive and the County Council; the authority to conduct surveys and studies concerning human rights conditions and problems; and the authority to file a complaint when there is reason to believe a pattern or practice of discrimination exists. In Howard County, it is illegal to discriminate against individuals based on: race, creed, religion, disability, color, sex, national origin, age, occupation, marital status, political opinion, sexual orientation, personal appearance, familial status, source of income or gender identity.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a Howard County resident, have an interest in human/civil rights and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Howard County Community Resources Campus, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia.

Applicants should send a resume and brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Commission to David Lee either by email to or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: David Lee, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the County Executive for approval and then to the County Council for confirmation. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Office of Human Rights, visit, the Human Rights Commission at, or call the Office at 410-313-6430.