Board of Appeals
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.
Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council
The Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council supports the care, education and health of our youngest learners.
Transit & Pedestrian Advisory Group
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.
Economic Development Authority
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 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.
Bureau of Engineering
Engineering Great Communities
Harriet Tubman Advisory Council
To finance, or operate cultural, recreational (excluding golf courses), and parking facilities.
Cable Advisory Committee
To advise the Executive and Council on matters related to the use of cable television system.
Public Spaces Commission
The Office of Cable Administration oversees the performance of cable providers in Howard County and the operation of the public access cable channel. The Office of Cable Administration advises the County Executive and the County Council on matters related to the cable operators.