PLANNING AND BUILDING
Planning Advisory Board
Lawrason Sayre, Chairperson; Thomas P.
Devlin; John Kunkel; Wilbur Brown Pearce; R.
Michael von Lange. Terms expire 1990.
Department of Planning and Zoning
Robert S. Lynch, Director
Historic District Commission
Mary Bristow, Chairperson
Economic Development Commission
James W. Shaw, Jr., Chairperson
Office of Economic Development
Lee Kursewicz, Economic Development Coordi-
Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Samuel B. Foard, Jr., Chairperson
District Forestry Board
Dr. Wilfred Hathway, Chairperson; Pieter
deJong; Frank Fowler, Jr.; William A. Parr.
Department of Public Works
Thomas F. Smith, Director
Jerald Wheeler, Chic/Engineer
Public Works Advisory Board
R. Burton Hawkins, Chairperson; Robert
Cooper; Ralph L. Klein; Donald Stephens;
Todd E. Stevenson. Thomas F. Smith, Director
of Public Works. Terms expire 1991.
INSPECTION AND LICENSING
Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits
Stephen J. Kimlicko, Director; Stanley Wil-
liams, Permits Clerk.
Building Code Appeal Board
H. Allen Fyle, Chairperson
R. Madison Mitchell
Board of Electrical Examiners
David Jones, Chairperson; Paul Albright; James
Lawrence; Francis L. Mergler, Jr.; Earl Young.
Clarence 0. Forrrester, Chairperson; Edward
Crothers; Gerard I. Miller; Arnold Wyatt;
David Sewell, Plumbing Inspector. Terms expire
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
Liquor Control Board, ex officio
Liquor Control Board
William 0. Whiteford, Chairperson. 1988; Cyn-
thia P. Laurie, 1987; Josephine Rush, 1987;
Christopher L. Bliss, 1989; Madeline W. Grant,
1989. Patricia Powell, Manager.
C. Bayne Nelson; Prank Baccala.
EXTENSION AND SOIL CONSERVATION
Reginald A. Traband, County Director; Cathe-
rine A. Clarke; Kathleen Kiebzak; Brenda L.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
Wilbur B. Pearce, Chairperson. 1990; Jimmie
D. Miller, 1988; Joseph T. Kaminkow, 1990; H.
Carl Stephen, 1991; Samuel T. Jones, (County
appointee); Reginald A. Traband, Extension
Agent, Secretary (nonvoting). Mick Shockley,
District Conservationist; John Richardson, Dis-
County Seat: Ellicott City 21043
Origin: Howard District was created from Anne
Arundel County by Chapter 22, Acts of 1838,
confirmed by Chapter 50, Acts of 1839.
Although not represented in the General
Assembly, the District enjoyed the status of a
county. The County itself was created in 1851
(Constitution 1851, Art. VIII, sec. I).
Name: Named for John Eager Howard
(1752-1827), Revolutionary officer, Maryland
Governor, and statesman.
Form of Government: Charter (1968)
County Code: See Howard County Code (1977)
Area: 253.51 sq. miles (251.00 land, 2.51 water)
Population. 1900: 16,715; 1950: 23,119; 1960:
36,152; 1970; 62,394, 1980: 118,572.