[photo, J. Douglas Howard, Board of County Commissioners, Carroll County, Maryland] J. DOUGLAS HOWARD
President, Board of County Commissioners (Republican), 2010-13, 2014-15
Member, Board of County Commissioners, 2010-18

Member, Board of County Commissioners, Carroll County, representing District 5, December 6, 2010 to December 2018 (president, Dec. 8, 2010 to Dec. 6, 2013, & Dec. 2, 2014 to Dec. 3, 2015).

Member, Social Services Board, Carroll County, 2004-07; Board of Health, Carroll County, 2010-18. Former Executive Director, Carroll Area Transit System (CATS). Member, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2010-16; Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2010-18. Executive Board, Rural Maryland Council, 2016-18.

Born in Revere, Massachusetts, March 14, 1965. Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (economics), 1987. Owner, BDG Entrepreneurial Services, Sykesville, 1998-. Coordinator, Miller Center for Small Business, Carroll Community College, 2015-. Founder, Start-Up Carroll. Graduate of Leadership Carroll, 2003. Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2010-13, 2014-15. Chair, Maryland Rural Counties Coalition, 2014-, and member, Legislative Committee, 2015-, Maryland Association of Counties. Member, Freedom Area Citizens Council; South Carroll Republican Club. Former board member, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce; South Carroll Business Association (past vice-president); Change, Inc. (past treasurer). Instructor, Carroll Community College. Member, Holy Family Catholic Church, Randallstown. Married; six children.

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