Maureen serves as the Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships to County Executive Calvin Ball. In this role, she oversees the County Executive’s legislative agenda locally and in the Maryland General Assembly. She maintains consistent collaboration and communication with the Howard County Council, Maryland State Delegation, Federal Delegation and their senior staff. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has served as the primary liaison between elected officials and surrounding jurisdictions related to Howard County’s response and recovery efforts.

Evans Arthurs also serves on the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee as an alternate for the County Executive and serves on the education subcommittee, which analyzes k-12 and higher education policy each legislative session. She coordinates with Administration Departments for Congressional Delegation Spending and Maryland General Assembly Legislative Bond Initiatives and worked to secure more than $30M in capital projects for Howard County. In addition to monitoring and analyzing legislative initiatives, she engages community stakeholders and leadership of our critical institutions. Her strategic partnerships portfolio has expanded to include Howard Community College, the Howard County Library system, Leadership Howard County.

Evans Arthurs previously served as the Legislative Director/Chief of Staff for former Delegate and current Senator Shelly Hettleman, where she cultivated critical relationships in Annapolis, researched policy and advocated for equitable public policy that improved the life outcomes for the most vulnerable Marylanders. Much of her policy research focused on higher education and reproductive health initiatives. Evans Arthurs also worked in higher education and nonprofits focused on advocating for women’s empowerment, wellness, and expanded access to educational resources to increase social capital within their communities.

As a committed community advocate, she also serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits, including, the Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) and HopeWorks of Howard County.

Evans Arthurs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender and Women’s studies and Political Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business.

She is a Howard County native, graduate of Oakland Mills High School and resides with her family in Ellicott City.

Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships
County Executive

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