ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Commission for Women, a general member and a student member for the 2022-2023 school year. General members serve a five-year term, while the student member’s term is from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 6th.
The Commission has made progress to ensure women's voices are heard in our community, but there is still work to do. I encourage Howard County residents to apply to the Commission and take an active role to empower women in Howard County and beyond.
Comprised of 12 members, including one student, the Commission helps promote the economic, social and political equality of women in Howard County. Established in 1980, the Commission for Women publicizes services and activities of interest to women, promotes a positive image of women and recognizes their accomplishments, encourages the expansion of educational and employment opportunities for women, and sponsors workshops and seminars on issues specific to women.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a Howard County resident, 18 years of age or older (for general membership) or entering the 11th or 12th grade (for student membership), have an interest in women’s equality and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings. Commission meetings are held the second Tuesday of every other month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Department of Community Resources and Services offices at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently taking place virtually via Webex.
Applicants should send a resume and brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Commission to Kimberly Pruim, either by email to [email protected] or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: Kimberly Pruim, 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.
For more information about the Commission for Women, contact the Department of Community Resources and Services at 410-313-6400 (voice/relay) or visit the Commission online at www.howardcountymd.gov/CFW.