HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Howard District was created from Anne Arundel County by Chapter 22, Acts of 1838 (confirmed by Chapter 50, Acts of 1839). Although unrepresented in the General Assembly, the District enjoyed the status of a county. It officially was formed as a county in 1851 (Const. 1851, Art. VIII, sec. I). The County was named for John Eager Howard (1752-1827), Revolutionary War officer, Maryland governor, and statesman.

Population (1990 Census): 187,328
Form of Government: Charter since 1968
County Seat: Ellicott City, MD 21043

Howard County Seal


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COUNCIL

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Charles C. Feaga (R), Chair (chosen by Council in December, 1-year term), District 5, 1998
Darrel E. Drown (R), Vice-Chair (chosen by Council in December, 1-year term), District 1, 1998
Dennis R. Schrader (R), District 3, 1998
C. Vernon Gray (D), District 2, 1998
Mary C. Lorsung (D), District 4, 1998 Meetings: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 a.m.

George Howard Building
3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2001
fax: (410) 313-3297


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Charles I. Ecker (R), County Executive, 1998

George Howard Building
3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2013
(301) 621-4300
(410) 313-3000 (general information)
fax: (410) 313-3051
World Wide Web:
http://www.co.ho.md.us

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (5 Judges):
Raymond J. Kane, Jr., County Administrative Judge, 1998

James B. Dudley, Associate Judge, 2005
Lenore R. Gelfman, Associate Judge, 1998
Diane O. Leasure, Associate Judge, 2011
Dennis M. Sweeney, Associate Judge, 2007

Courthouse
8360 Court Ave.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2083

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (4 Judges):
James N. Vaughan, District Administrative Judge, 2002
Neil E. Axel, Associate Judge, 1998
Louis A. Becker III, Associate Judge, 1999
Alice P. Clark, Associate Judge, 1998

District Court/Multi-Service Center
3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 461-0220

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Rosemary M. Ford (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Charles M. Coles, Jr. (R), Judge, 1998
Joyce C. Pope (R), Judge, 1998

Courthouse
8360 Court Ave.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2133

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

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