HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

COUNTY COUNCIL

CHAIR


[photo, Opel T. Jones, County  Council, Howard County, Maryland] OPEL T. JONES, Chair, County Council (Democrat)



Chair, County Council, Howard County, December 6, 2021 (member, representing District 2, since Dec. 3, 2018; vice-chair, Dec. 3, 2018 to Dec. 2, 2019, Dec. 7, 2020 to Dec. 6, 2021). Member, Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners, Howard County, 2018-; Zoning Board, Howard County, 2018-.

Member, Human Relations Commission, Howard County, 2014-.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, April 17, 1977. Attended High Point High School, Beltsville, Maryland; Hampton University, B.S. (mathematics), 2000; Howard University, M.S. (mathematics & statistics), 2005. Systems and software engineer, Lockheed Martin, 2000-03. Cost analyst/economist, U.S. Department of Defense, 2004. Director, Leadership Institute, Hampton University, 2006-2010 (development officer & mathematics instructor, 2005-06). Mathematics lecturer, Bowie State University, 2012-15. Computer scientist, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-16. Instructor (mathematics & statistics), American University, 2016-. Member, Howard County Democratic Central Committee, 2015-17. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2020-. Liaison, National Association of Counties, 2020-. Life member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 1998-; Columbia Democratic Club; Ellicott City/Western Howard County Democratic Club; Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club; Greater Elkridge Community Association; Howard County Chapter, National Association of Colored People (NAACP). Married; three children.

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