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Office of Community Sustainability

The Howard County Office of Community Sustainability aims to protect and enhance the quality of life in our communities by addressing environmental and economic issues affecting County citizens and future generations. Guided by principles of science, ingenuity, sustainability and stewardship, the Office engages in water quality, economic development, agriculture, energy and education initiatives.

Howard County boasts the state’s oldest Office of Sustainability and works to coordinate efforts throughout other Howard County Departments, governments throughout the state and region, and community institutions.

The Office of Community Sustainability also pursues grants to support programs across agencies. About $5 million has been secured to support energy, environmental education and trees, food policy, and stormwater management. Most of these funds directly support local businesses and jobs.


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Contact Howard County Office of Community Sustainability at:


Jim Caldwell, Director