County Executive Ball is committed to a responsive government. Our team can help navigate the county bureaucracy, respond to questions or concerns, and assist those trying to access County services. Since December 2018, the County Executive’s Office has responded to more than 10,000 constituent cases from calls, emails, and letters.
The Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council supports the care, education and health of our youngest learners.
Ended April 5, 2021 - The Transit and Pedestrian Advisory Group advised the County Executive and County Administration on matters of Public Transit and Pedestrian transportation in Howard County.
The Office of ADA Coordination provides technical assistance to the public and County Government departments to ensure that County Government’s disability-related policies, procedures and practices are implemented in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws. The Office also provides informal guidance to the public in disability rights matters involving non-public entities.
The Budget Office proposes spending levels to the County Executive based on revenue and expenditure analyses to ensure a balanced budget; prepares special management and financial reports, and monitors the purchasing, personnel and other spending requests of all county government agencies.
The Office of Community Partnerships promotes collaboration among Howard County’s human service providers to support individuals seeking to attain self-sufficiency; administers Howard County’s Community Services Partnership Grant program; coordinates the County’s response to homelessness; manages the MultiService Center; and supports initiatives of the Howard County Board to Promote Self- Sufficiency.
The Office of Disability Services strives to promote the self-sufficiency and well-being of people with disabilities through information, referral, advocacy and education. The goal of the Office is to serve as a critical link to a network of community services focused on ensuring that those living with disabilities who reside and/or work in Howard County have the supports they need to be successful.
The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is here is to help businesses start and grow in Howard County! Our hands on approach and knowledgeable staff are able to help assist businesses of all types and sizes work through their challenges and expand to the next level.
The Finance Department ensures that the County’s financial resources are collected, protected, invested and distributed in a fiscally responsible manner, and provides optimal financial services to a wide range of constituents, including citizens, taxpayers, businesses, agencies and County employees.
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) coordinates the administration of all personnel related tasks for Howard County Government. The office actively promotes a philosophy of equal opportunity for all through the impartial application of rules and regulations pertaining to hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and benefits.
The Office of Human Trafficking Prevention’s mission is to help prevent human trafficking in Howard County, Maryland, and beyond. Its mandate to prevent both sex and labor trafficking is fulfilled in part through the work of the Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinating Council.
The Howard County Office of Community Sustainability aims to protect and enhance the quality of life in our communities by addressing environmental and economic issues affecting County citizens and future generations. Guided by principles of science, ingenuity, sustainability and stewardship, the Office engages in water quality, economic development, agriculture, energy and education initiatives.
The Office of Procurement and Contract Administration maintains approximately 775 annual contracts for the goods, services and capital improvement projects that allow Departments to serve the residents of Howard County.
The Howard County Risk Management office provides insurance, safety, loss control, claim handling and general risk management services for County departments and adjunct agencies.
The Howard County Soil Conservation District is an independent political subdivision of the State of Maryland which was created by State law (Agriculture Article 8-301). The District was developed as a means to help farmers and landowners implement necessary conservation practices.
Offering resources and employment services to help business and job seeker customer in Howard County, MD.