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For a list of Howard County Government Special Events, click HERE.

 

Meetings listed here are open to the public. If you have specific questions please call the contact number listed for that meeting.

PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM in case of last minute changes or cancellations. Thank you!

Some meetings are cablecast LIVE on Gtv, Howard County Government Cable Channel, Comcast Channel 99 and Verizon Channel 44. They are indicated by this symbol and are also closed captioned for the hearing impaired:

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DECEMBER

22

 Gtv
County Council Legislative Work Session 

CANCELLED 

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 4:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001  

Agricultural Land Preservation Board  

CANCELLED
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-5407  

 

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25

Christmas Day Holiday  

All County Government offices, courts, animal shelter and the landfill will be closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. County parks will be open; however, they will not be staffed. The Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Robinson Nature Center, hertiage sites and Belmont Manor and Historic Park will be closed on Christmas Day. There will be no trash, recycling, food scraps or yard waste collection on the 25th; instead, the County’s “slide” schedule will be in effect. Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will not operate on Thursday, December 25; for RTA's complete schedule, click HERE to visit their website or call 1-800-270-9553. Police, Fire and the 9-1-1 Center remain open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergency Police matters, call (410) 313-2200.
Contact: Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022  

 

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26-31

Christmas-New Year Holiday Closing
All County Government offices and senior centers will be closed from Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2. For a complete list of opens and closings, including a link to the trash and recycling “slide schedule,” visit www.howardcountymd.gov/holidayclosings.htm. For more information on the Regional Transit Agency please call 1-800-270-9553. The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200. County offices will re-open at regular business hours on Monday, January 5.
Contact: Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022  

 

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JANUARY

1

New Year’s Day Holiday  

All County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, senior centers and the landfill will be closed on Thursday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. There will be no trash, recycling, food scrap or yard waste collection on the 1st; instead, the County’s holiday “slide” schedule will be in effect. For details on the slide schedule, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/holidayschedule.htm. Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will not be operating on Thursday, January 1; for RTA's complete holiday schedule, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. Police, Fire and the 9-1-1 Center remain open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergency Police matters, call (410) 313-2200.
Contact: Office of Public Information, (410) 313-2022  

 

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2

Christmas-New Year Holiday Closing
All County Government offices and senior centers will be closed from Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2. For a complete list of opens and closings, including a link to the trash and recycling “slide schedule,” visit www.howardcountymd.gov/holidayclosings.htm. For more information on the Regional Transit Agency please call 1-800-270-9553. The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200. County offices will re-open at regular business hours on Monday, January 5.
Contact: Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022  

 

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5

Gtv
County Council Legislative Session  

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001  

 

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8

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case  

CASE: BA 14-034V, William Atkins
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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9:30 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395  

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case  

CASE: BA 14-032V, YMCA of Central MD
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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 10 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395  

Commission for Veterans and Military Families  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Howard Community College Ecker Business Training Center, Columbia / 7 pm / Contact: Howard County Office of Military Affairs, Lisa Terry, 410-313-0821  

Environmental Sustainability Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Environmental Sustainability, 410-313-0700 

Planning Board  

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-2350  

 

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12

County Council Monthly Meeting  

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, C. Vernon Gray Room, Ellicott City / 8:30 am / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001 

  

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13

Revenue Authority Meeting  

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott Room, Ellicott City / 4 pm / Contact: County Executive Office, 410-313-2013  

Ethics Commission Monthly Meeting  

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 6:00 pm / Contact: Office of Law, 410-313-2101  

Public Works Board Meeting  

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Call for Location  / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Public Works, Chaunta Taylor, 410-313-4405  

 

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14

County Council Quarterly Meeting with Board of Education  

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, C. Vernon Gray Room, Ellicott City / 8:30 am / Contact: County Council Office, 410-313-2001  

Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation  

70 Corporate Center, 11000 Broken Land Parkway, 9th Floor, Columbia / 4:30 pm / Contact: Department of Housing and Community Development, Sam Paul, 410-313-6320  

Design Advisory Panel  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building., 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Elliott City Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Planning and Zoning, 410-313-2350  

 

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15

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case  

RESCHEDULED for January 29 

CASE: BA 708-D, Laura "Nuit" Hansgen

CLICK HERE FOR CASES  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9:30 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395 

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case  

CASE: CE 14-031 (Underwood)

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9:30 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395 

Human Rights Commission  

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, C. Vernon Gray Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Human Rights, 410-313-6430  

 

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19

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day  

Howard County Government offices, courts and animal shelter will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday, January 19. The landfill will be open and regular trash and recycling services will be in effect. RTA will operate on a regular business day schedule. Parking meters must have coins and all parking regulations and fees will be in effect. Police, Fire and the 9-1-1 Center remain open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergency Police matters, call (410) 313-2200.
Contact: Office of Public Information, (410) 313-2022  

 

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20

Public Transportation Board  

RESCHEDULED for January 20 

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Transportation, 410-313-3130  

Animal Matters Hearing Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
8576 Davis Road, Columbia / 7:30 pm / Contact: Animal Control Office, 410-313-2780 

 Gtv
County Council Legislative Public Hearing
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001  

 

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21

Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Meeting  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Recreation & Parks Headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road Conference Room #1, Columbia / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, (410) 313-4640  

Zoning Board
CLICK HERE FOR CASES
CASE: ZB 1104M, GF Columbia, LLC.
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:00 pm / Contact: Zoning Board, 410-313-2395  

 

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22

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case   

CASE: CE 14-048 (Taro)

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9:30 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395 

Joint Meeting of the Retirement Plan Committees   

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 1:30 pm / Contact: Office of Human Resources, 410-313-2033  

Planning Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-2350  

 

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26

Gtv
County Council Legislative Work Session  

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 4:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001  

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case   

CASE: BA 14-035V, Darnestowntown

CLICK HERE FOR CASES  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 5:30 pm / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395 

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case  

CASE: BA 14-031C, Lorman Lykes

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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 6 pm / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395 

Commission on Aging  

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Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office on Aging, 410-313-6410  

Agricultural Land Preservation Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, Fair Board Office, West Friendship / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-5407  

 

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27

Public Transportation Board  

RESCHEDULED from January 20 

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Transportation, 410-313-3130  

 

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28

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meeting  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9 am / Contact: Office of Emergency Management, Amanda Faul, 410-313-0717  

Design Advisory Panel  

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George Howard Building., 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Elliott City Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Planning and Zoning, 410-313-2350 

 

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29

Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case  

RESCHEDULED from January 15 

CASE: BA 708-D, Laura "Nuit" Hansgen

CLICK HERE FOR CASES  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9:30 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395 

 

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FEBRUARY

2

Gtv
County Council Legislative Session
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001  

 

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3

Equal Business Opportunity Commission
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Office of Purchasing Conference Room, Suite 501, Columbia / 9 am / Contact: Office of Purchasing, 410-313-6370
Zoning Board
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CASE: ZB 1105M, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:00 pm / Contact: Zoning Board, 410-313-2395

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Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation
70 Corporate Center, 11000 Broken Land Parkway, 9th Floor, Columbia / 4:30 pm / Contact: Department of Housing and Community Development, Sam Paul, 410-313-6320  


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5

Historic Preservation Commission  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, C. Vernon Gray Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-2350  

Planning Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-2350  


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9

County Council Monthly Meeting
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, C. Vernon Gray Room, Ellicott City / 8:30 am / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001
Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case
CASE: BA 14-036C, Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
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George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 6 pm / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395  


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10

Downtown Columbia Partnership  

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The Howard Hughes Corporation, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Suite 300, Columbia / 1:30 pm / Contact: Department of County Administration, Mark Thompson, 410-313-0573
Revenue Authority Meeting  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott Room, Ellicott City / 4 pm / Contact: County Executive Office, 410-313-2013  

Ethics Commission Monthly Meeting  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA 

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 6:00 pm / Contact: Office of Law, 410-313-2101  
Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 6:30 pm / Contact: Liquor Board, 410-313-2008  

Public Works Board Meeting
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, C. Vernon Gray Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Public Works, Chaunta Taylor, 410-313-4405  


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11

Design Advisory Panel
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building., 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Elliott City Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Planning and Zoning, 410-313-2350  

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12

Housing and Community Development Board
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 3rd Floor Board Room, Columbia / 6 pm / Contact: Department of Howard County Housing, 410-313-6316
Environmental Sustainability Board
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Environmental Sustainability, 410-313-0700

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16

President’s Day Holiday
All county government offices, courts and animal shelter will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of the President’s Day holiday. Regular trash and recycling collection is in effect and the landfill will be open. All parking regulations and fees will be in effect and parking meters must have coins. Police, Fire and the 9-1-1 Center are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For emergencies, call: 911; for non-emergency police matters, call: 410-313-2200.
Contact: Public Information Office, 410-313-2022

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Howard County Housing Commission  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 3rd Floor Board Room, Columbia / 6 pm / Contact: Department of Howard County Housing, 410-313-6316 

Animal Matters Hearing Board
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
8576 Davis Road, Columbia / 7:30 pm / Contact: Animal Control Office, 410-313-2780
Gtv
County Council Legislative Public Hearing
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001

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18

Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation
70 Corporate Center, 11000 Broken Land Parkway, 9th Floor, Columbia / 4:30 pm / Contact: Department of Housing and Community Development, Sam Paul, 410-313-6320
Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Meeting
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Recreation & Parks Headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road Conference Room #1, Columbia / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, (410) 313-4640
Zoning Board
CLICK HERE FOR CASES  

CASE: ZB 1085M, Kit Kat Road Partners
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7:00 pm / Contact: Zoning Board, 410-313-2395  

 

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Planning Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-2350  


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Board of Appeals Hearing Examiner Case
CASE: BA 14-037V, Lighthouse Senior Living at Rose Manor
CLICK HERE FOR CASES
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 9:30 am / Contact: Board of Appeals Office, 410-313-2395  

 Gtv
County Council Legislative Work Session
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT LEGISLATION
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 4:30 pm / Contact: County Council, 410-313-2001
Commission on Aging
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office on Aging, 410-313-6410  

Agricultural Land Preservation Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, Fair Board Office, West Friendship / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Planning & Zoning, 410-313-5407

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Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 6:30 pm / Contact: Liquor Board, 410-313-2008  

Public Transportation Board  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA  

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Transportation, 410-313-3130  


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Design Advisory Panel
CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building., 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Elliott City Room, Ellicott City / 7:30 pm / Contact: Department of Planning and Zoning, 410-313-2350 

 

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Soil Conservation Board 14735 Frederick Road, Cooksville / 8 am / Contact: Soil Conservation, 410-489-7987 

Joint Meeting of the Retirement Plan Committees  

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Columbia/Ellicott City Room, Ellicott City / 1:30 pm / Contact: Office of Human Resources, 410-313-2033  

 

This listing is provided by The Howard County Office of Public Information