ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking applicants with disabilities to serve on the Commission on Disabilities and enhance our efforts to be a welcoming and inclusive community. The deadline to apply for this vacancy is April 17, 2024.

Our Boards and Commissions are a vital means to remaining inclusive and staying in touch with the needs of all our residents. I encourage our neighbors with disabilities to join us and have their voices heard. That is how we can best serve ALL the members of our community.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Established in 1988, the Commission on Disabilities is comprised of 15 members who each serve three-year terms and include people with disabilities, service providers, family members of people with disabilities, and other members of the public. The Commission is tasked with increasing public awareness of disability-related issues and serves in an advisory capacity on County programs, policies, and budget.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be Howard County residents, 18 years of age or older, who have a disability and demonstrate a broad-based interest in, and/or experience with, issues involving persons with disabilities; and are and able to commit time and effort to actively pursue the responsibilities of the Commission, including attending its meetings. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Monday of every month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at a location to be determined by the Commission.

For additional information about serving as a commission member and to apply, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/boards-commissions. For questions regarding the application process, please email [email protected].

The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the County Executive for consideration. If approved, the appointment will be forwarded to the County Council for confirmation.

For more information on the Commission on Disabilities, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/CoD or email [email protected].

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Lisa Brusio Coster

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