ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking applicants to serve on the Equal Business Opportunity Commission, specifically applicants who are either minority business owners, women business owners or business owners with a disability. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 18th.

Our vision is to foster a diverse and inclusive vendor community that contracts with Howard County Government. Through initiatives such as our Equal Business Opportunity Program, our goal is to fully engage minority, woman-owned and disabled-owned business enterprises in all our procurement activities which provides increased opportunities to diverse businesses in our community.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Comprised of 10 members, the Commission assist the efforts of the County in procuring goods and services from Minority Business Enterprises, Women-owned Business Enterprises and Disabled-owned Business Enterprises pursuant to the County’s Equal Business Opportunity Program.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a Howard County resident, be a minority business owner, women business owner or business owner with a disability, and be able to attend the Commission’s meetings, which are held the first Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December). Meetings are currently taking place as a hybrid format, with the option to attend virtually or in person. 

Interested applicants can complete an application online, selecting “Equal Business Opportunity Commission” 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, email [email protected].

For more information about the Equal Business Opportunity Commission, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/boards-commissions/equal-business-opportunity-commission or contact the County’s Office of Procurement and Contract Administration at 410-313-6370.

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