Carl DeLorenzo is Director of Policy & Programs for the County Executive at Howard County Government, which involves the formation of public policy initiatives and the implementation of programs. His subject areas include public health, behavioral health, housing opportunities, and children and family services. Specifically, DeLorenzo has worked to expand the substance use treatment continuum in Howard County, which includes residential treatment and crisis stabilization services. He also advances many of the County’s affordable housing initiatives, including the implementation of Downtown Columbia’s affordable housing plan, and management of the County’s tax incentive program for developers of affordable housing. Finally, DeLorenzo oversees the County’s HoCo STRIVES initiative, which provides valuable community services for youth and families focused on mitigating disparities in student success.
In addition to his work in Howard County, DeLorenzo currently serves as a board member of the Maryland Nonprofits and is a graduate of the GBC Leadership Program. DeLorenzo is also an adjunct professor with the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. He has a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MPP in Social Policy from the University of Maryland College Park.