About

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball signed an Executive Order creating an Opioid Collaborative Community Council to assist in determining priorities for how the County should use funds received through a National Settlement Agreement with opioid manufacturers and any future settlements. The Council is charged with making recommendations to the Fiscal Year 2024 budget on or before June 30, 2023, with final findings made on or before July 31, 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Opioid Abatement Fund -The Council shall assist in determining priorities for the incoming OAF monies. In this item, the Council shall determine a process for the allotment coming to the County as a result of current and future national settlements as part of the OAF.
  • Community events -The Council shall continue to collaborate with community members by holding events and by providing regular educational items to stay informed of what is happening in Howard County as additional needs arise. This includes continued learning as to developments of behavioral health efforts at the state level.
  • Long-term plan -The Council shall consider and make recommendations as to whether a permanent board should be established in Howard County since settlement proceeds will continue to be collected over the next 15 to 20 years.

Council Information

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Council Members

Content

The Opioid Collaborative Community Council will consist of the following 17 voting members:

Barbara Allen James' Place Inc. (Chair)
Quinton Askew 211MD
Robin Bartko Coach/Community Advocate
Sarah Blankenship Maryland Coalition of Families
Mark Donovan Congruent Counseling
Joanie Elder Donleigh House
Beth Harbinson Family Advocate/SOBAR
Sean Hughes Attorney/Community Advocate
Mimi Matthews Clergy
Jack Matthews Peer Recovery Specialist
Sarah McCoy Grassroots
Debbie Nix Parent Advocate
Teron Powell Silverman  Treatment Solutions
Joan Webb Scornaienchi HC Drug Free
Theresa Thomas Hilda's Place
Cindy Johnson Community Representative
John Way Veteran's Advocate

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Title

2024

Content

July 3, 2024

June 5, 2024

May 1, 2024

April 3, 2024

March 6, 2024

February 7, 2024

January 3, 2024

Title

2023

Content

December 6, 2023

November 1, 2023

October 4, 2023

September 6, 2023

August 2, 2023

July 5, 2023

June 7, 2023

May 3, 2023

April 5, 2023

March 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

January 4, 2023 (CANCELLED)

Title

2022

Content

December 7, 2022

November 2, 2022

October 5, 2022

September 7, 2022

August 3, 2022

July 6, 2022

June 1, 2022

May 4, 2022

April 4, 2022

March 2, 2022

February 2, 2022

January 5, 2022

Title

2021

Content

December 1, 2021

November 3, 2021

October 6, 2021

September 1, 2021

August 4, 2021

July 7, 2021

June 2, 2021

May 5, 2021

April 7,  2021

March 3,  2021

February 3,  2021

January 6,  2021

Title

2020

Content

December 2, 2020

November 4, 2020

October 7, 2020

September 2, 2020

August 5, 2020

July 1, 2020

June 3, 2020

May 6, 2020

April 1, 2020

March 4, 2020

February 5, 2020

January 2, 2020

Title

2019

Content

December 4, 2019

November 6, 2019

September 4, 2019

August 6, 2019

July 3, 2019

June 5, 2019

May 1, 2019

April 3, 2019

March 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

January 2, 2019

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2018

Content

December 5, 2018

November 7, 2018

October 3, 2018

September 5, 2018

August 1, 2018

July 12, 2018

June 6, 2018

May 10, 2018

April 4, 2018

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