ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is currently seeking applicants to serve on the Commission on Aging. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22nd.
Our Commission on Aging plays a vital role in ensuring that our older adult population is supported by policies and programs that help them age in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. As we expand our efforts to ensure Howard County is a model age-friendly community, I encourage interested residents to apply and join our efforts to make our county a welcoming place for people of all ages.
Comprised of 15 members, the Commission strives to promote successful aging for older adults in Howard County. The Commission’s work includes participating in community activities and advising the County Executive on policies, programs and practices that impact the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families. Additionally, the Commission provides advice and support to county agencies, non-profits and other stakeholders working to create an equitable, livable and accessible community for all older adults in Howard County.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be Howard County residents, 18 years of age or older and have an interest in working toward ensuring Howard County is a community that recognizes the needs and interests of its growing older adult population. Eligible candidates must also be able to attend the Commission’s meetings, which are held the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and be committed to working on projects between meetings. Meetings are currently being held virtually.
Interested applicants should complete an application online by visiting www.howardcountymd.gov/applybc and selecting “Commission on Aging” 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 Commission on Aging, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/COA or call the Office on Aging and Independence at 410-313-6410.