January 14, 2019 

Media Contact: 
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, (202) 277-9417

Deadline to apply is Monday, January 28

ELLICOTT CITY – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that the Howard County government is seeking applications from Ellicott City business owners and residents interested in serving on the Ellicott City Community Development Corporation (CDC) Exploration Committee. There are two spots reserved on the committee for an Ellicott City business owner and an Ellicott City resident. The committee is a part of the county executive’s “Safe and Sound” plan for Ellicott City.  
“Last month, when I released Phase 1 of Ellicott City ‘Safe and Sound’ plan, I called for the creation of a Community Development Corporation, or “CDC,” exploration committee,” said County Executive Ball. “CDC’s exist all over the state, including in Frederick County. This diverse group of stakeholders will examine what a CDC for Ellicott City would look like, what their role would be, and how they would interact with other existing organizations already doing great work for the residents and businesses owners of Ellicott City. We look forward to hearing recommendations from the exploration committee in the coming months.”
The committee’s membership will largely consist of Howard County residents with expertise in areas such as finance, community development, and nonprofit management.

To be eligible for appointment to the committee as a resident, individuals must be a full-time resident with an “Ellicott City” mailing address. To be eligible for an appointment as a business owner, individuals must have at least 50 percent ownership in an Ellicott City business. 
All interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to ECSafeandSound@howardcountymd.gov. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 28.

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