ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking two community members to serve on the Recreation & Parks Advisory Board. The deadline to apply for this vacancy is April 16, 2024.  

Our system of recreation and parks facilities is award winning and among the best in the nation but that is partially because we engage our community to ensure we are meeting our residents’ needs and interests. The Advisory Board plays a vital role in the maintenance and future of our parks, community centers and historic facilities, as well as the programming being offered.”

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Comprised of eight members, including one student, the Board provides recommendations relating to plans, policies and programs for public recreation, and reviews plans for and holds hearings on the acquisition and development of land for public recreation and open space. The board members will serve a three-year term.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a Howard County resident, be 18 years of age or older and be able to attend the Board’s meetings, the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Conference Room #1 at the Department of Recreation and Parks Headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. 

Interested applicants should complete an application online by visiting www.howardcountymd.gov/applybc and selecting “Recreation & Parks Advisory Board” in the form. 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 any questions regarding the application process, please email [email protected].

For more information on the Recreation & Parks Advisory Board, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/boards-commissions/recreation-parks-advisory-board or contact the Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-313-4700.

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