The Howard County Local Children's Board comprises public and private members working collaboratively to ensure a strong continuum of services for families and children in our community. Also known as the Local Management Board, there is a functioning board in all 24 jurisdictions in Maryland. We work in partnership with the Governor's Office for Children to ensure children grow up healthy, secure and successful.

Recently, The Board identified priorities and designed strategies to help ensure Howard County is a place where all children can  thrive. The Strategic Priorities for FY2021 – FY2025 are as follows:

  • Affordable and Quality Education and Training
  • Increase Inclusiveness, Awareness and Coordination of Resources to Meet the Needs of Each Community
  • Access to Affordable and Quality Behavioral Health Care

New Online Application Process

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has launched an innovative online application that transforms the way constituents apply to become members of County boards and commissionsRead the press release. 


Howard County launches new online application for constituents to apply to serve on Howard County boards and commissions

Board Information


Board Meeting Schedule


All meetings held on Tuesdays from 9 – 11 a.m.

Location: Webex   https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/j.php?MTID=m9e76b3c61cb8278eee36cc667f7137f2

  • January 16, 2024
  • March 19, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 18, 2024 (Annual Meeting)
  • September 17, 2024
  • November 19, 2024



    Board Members

    • Rich Gibson, Office of State's Attorney
    • Stephen Liggett-Creel, Howard County DSS
    • Raul Delerme, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks
    • Erica Byrne, Voices for Children, Community Representative
    • Kelly Cimino, Howard County Department of Housing
    • Dawn Duignan, Hope Counseling Center, Community Representative
    • Mike Mitchell, Luminus, Community Representative
    • Chief Gregory Der, Howard County Police Department
    • Delmonica Hawkins, Howard County Department of Juvenile Services
    • Tonya Aikens, Chair, Howard County Library
    • Dr. Michael Martirano, Howard County Public School System 
    • Sharon Afework, Office Of Child Care
    • Melissa Rosenberg, Autism Society, Community Representative
    • Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Department of Health
    • Jackie Scott, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services 
    • Francine Trout,Office of Workforce Development
    • Regina Clay, Community Representative
    • Elise Choe, Student Member
    • Cristina Oviedo, Community Member
    • Dr. Wendall McKay, Community Representative
    • Dr. Daria Willis, Howard County Community College
    • Tracy Broccolino, Community Action Council

    Meeting Agendas & Minutes




    September 2022

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