Community Bulletin


Howard County Library System’s Inequity Within report presents data and shows local history of racial inequity and its ongoing impact on education, health, housing, and criminal justice in Howard County and the state of Maryland.

This report provides an overview of racial equity across education, healthcare, housing, economic, and legal systems within Howard County, Maryland. As one of the wealthiest, healthiest and most diverse communities in the state and the US, the perception or belief that racial inequity does not exist here can be a hinderance to advancing issues of equity within the county.

This report demonstrates that even in a county where the majority of residents appear to be thriving, there are communities and subgroups that do not fully reap the benefits of residing here.

Click HERE to access the report!

Howard County LGBTQIA+ Commission Updates

In October 2022 the County Executive and the County Council voted to establish the LGBTQIA+ Commission to continue the much needed work of equity, inclusion, communication, understanding, and respect for all gender and sexual identities. The purpose of this Commission is to advance policy and systemic change for all persons who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer, Non-binary, and who identify in other capacities along the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum. The Commission is made up of 17 voting members

The LGBTQIA+ Commission will meet on the 2nd Thursday bi-monthly at 6:30 p.m. at 9820 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046.

January 12, 2023Agenda | Minutes
March 9, 2023
May 11, 2023
July 13, 2023
September 14, 2023
November 9, 2023

Are you looking for a job with an employer known for their consistent support of the LGBTQIA+ community? Take a look at the MD LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce and their partners offering employment in a variety of fields here in Maryland!

The Howard County Police Department is a nationally accredited agency of more than 700 men and women dedicated to creating a better quality of life for the citizens of Howard County. Our officers demonstrate the highest standards and are guided by the agency’s values: Integrity, Pride and Community. The department’s size is just right for those who want a law enforcement career with many different opportunities. The department is small enough that officers have the chance to work in numerous specialty units, but large enough to have all the best equipment, services and technology.
*$10,000 hiring bonus for entry-level and lateral officers!*