ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is currently seeking applicants to serve on the Design Advisory Panel, specifically individuals with professional experience in urban planning and landscape architecture. The deadline to apply has been extended until Friday, October 6th.

Thoughtful design is a cornerstone of our quality of life here in Howard County. The professionals that serve on the Design Advisory Panel are deeply committed to enhancing our communities, and I encourage applicants with experience in landscape architecture and urban planning to apply.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Established in 2008 to encourage excellence in building architecture and site design, the Design Advisory Panel is comprised of seven members representing landscape architects, designers, professional engineers and urban planners. Panel members are responsible for reviewing a variety of projects, including proposed subdivisions, site development plans, conditional use applications and design guidelines. Members also serve overlapping three-year terms or until a successor is appointed. 

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a Howard County resident, have professional experience in urban planning and landscape architecture, have an interest in improving architecture and site design in the County, and be able to attend the Panel’s evening meetings, which are generally held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are currently conducted virtually via Webex.

Interested applicants should complete an application online by visiting www.howardcountymd.gov/applybc and selecting “Design Advisory Panel” 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 about the Design Advisory Panel, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/boards-commissions/design-advisory-panel or call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410-313-2350.

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