Equal Business Opportunity Commission


To assist the efforts of the county in procuring goods and services from minority business enterprises, women business enterprises and disabled business enterprises pursuant to the County’s Equal Business Opportunity Program, and to monitor the activities of the Economic Development Authority to determine its efforts to include equal business opportunity concerns in its activities and programs.

Designing and Constructing for Howard County

Appointed by

County Executive appoints. County Council confirms.


At least four times annually or more frequently at the call of the chairperson of the commission, with the chairperson notifying the commission members at least five days prior to any meeting. Meetings are held in the Office of Purchasing Conference Room (5th floor).

Number of Members

10 (with 1 ex-officio member)

Seven shall be Howard County residents; nine shall be business owners, among whom shall be at least five minority individuals, at least one woman and one individual with disabilities, one shall be a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Authority, and the ex-officio member shall be the County Executive or the County Executive’s designee.


  • Nancy Briguglio (Chair)
  • Nathaniel Alston, Jr. (Vice Chair)
  • Roger Barnes
  • Cynthia Gula
  • Margaret Kim
  • Neil Madan
  • Jason Peay
  • Sharon Pinder
  • Shahan Rizvi
  • (vacant position)
For more information about the Local Business Initiative, please contact Mahesh Sabnani by phone at , or Email
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