James Zoller, Executive Secretary (APB)/Agricultural Coordinator | 410-313-2056

Joy Levy, Administrator (ALPP) 410-313-4382

The Howard County Agricultural Preservation Board (APB) consists of seven board members from the local farming community. Board meetings take place throughout the year on matters related to the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP) and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF). Please see below for more information on the current Board Members, the current meeting agenda, department contacts for the program, and other related resources.

Current Agenda
Current Agenda

The next meeting will be held online on June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm. 

June 28, 2021 Agenda TBD

Meeting URL: https://meeting.anymeeting.com/AgPresBoard

Optional Dial-In Number: 716-273-1030

PIN: 127-5979#


If you have issues with logging in or calling into the meeting please contact Office of Community Sustainability via email

Additional Information
Board Members


Mickey Day, Chair

Ann Jones, Vice Chair

Jamie Brown

Abby Gibbon

Cathy Hudson

Savannah Kaiss

Denny Patrick


Meetings are generally held on the fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of May and December, when there will be no meeting. The meetings will be held in the Fair Office Board Room on the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The meetings of the Board are open to the public. The decision of the Board is determined by a majority vote (four votes) except a recommendation to acquire an easement requires five affirmative votes.

Meeting dates and submission deadlines for 2021 are noted in the printable calendars below:

2021 Meeting Schedule 















Printable Copy

Meeting Dates Submission Dates
January 25th    January 4th
February 22nd  February 1st
March 22nd March 1st
April 26th  April 5th
May - No Meeting  
June 28th  June 7th
July 26th  July 5th
August 23rd          August 2nd
September 27th    September 7th
October 25th  October 4th
November 22nd  November 1st
December - No Meeting  



Location and Directions

Fair Office Board Room, Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Road
West Friendship, MD 21794



  1. From Interstate 70, take Exit 80 for MD Route 32 towards Clarksville/Sykesville
  2. Take MD Route 32 South towards Clarksville/Howard County Fairgrounds
  3. Turn right on MD Route 144 West (Frederick Road) towards West Friendship
  4. Turn right on Fairgrounds Road 
  5. Turn left on Livestock Lane (3rd left from Fairgrounds Road)
  6. The Fair Office Building will be on the left 
  7. After entering the building, the Board Room will be to the left.
Meeting Location













Rules of Procedure
Submission Procedure

To submit a property request before the Agricultural Preservation Board (APB), please contact Joy Levy at (410) 313-5407. Please refer to the Schedule tab above for meeting dates and submission deadlines. 

For program application information, regulations, and policies, please visit the Agricultural Preservation homepage. Please refer to the Solar Submission Procedure tab below for information related to commercial solar facilities (CSF) requests.

Solar Submission Procedure

To submit a Commercial Solar Facilities (CSF) Conditional Use (CU) Petition to the Agricultural Preservation Board (APB), please carefully review the Department of Planning and Zoning Policy below before submitting a CSF request.

Please contact the Division of Public Service and Zoning at 410-313-2350 for questions and instructions on how to submit a Conditional Use Petition for Commercial Solar Facilities. Please review the documents below for additional information on how to submit a CSF request to Zoning and the APB.

After consultation with the Division of Public Service and Zoning, application materials should be sent to the Program Administrator, Joy Levy, before the deadline of submission for the APB meeting. If you have any questions about submitting a CSF request before the APB, please call 410-313-5407 for assistance.

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting minutes are available online after approval by the APB. Please see below for past meeting minutes and staff reports.

Requesting properties in the County Program only adhere to the Howard County APB. Requesting properties in State Program(s) must be reviewed by both the County APB and the MALPF Board of Trustees in Annapolis. For more information on state proceedings, please visit the MALPF Board website


February 22, 2021 Agenda

February 22, 2021 Minutes

January 25, 2021 Agenda

January 25, 2021 Minutes

Past Years
Boards & Commissions

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