Carroll County Commission on Aging and Disabilities
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Carroll County Commission on
Aging & Disabilities is to represent the Bureau of Aging & Disabilities to advocate for the needs of Carroll
County’s older adults, individuals with disabilities and veterans to ensure they receive the highest level
of service, assistance and programs.
The Carroll County Commission on Aging and Disabilities is a panel of at least 14 volunteer citizens
appointed to rotating three-year terms by the Board of County Commissioners. The Commission on Aging acts
as the advisory council to the Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities under 306 of the Older
Americans Act of 1965, as amended. In this role the Commission assists the elected officials and the Bureau
of Aging and Disabilities in gathering public opinion, providing educational information and supporting
events and programs. These events include participation in the United Seniors Rally in Annapolis each
legislative session; representation at the annual Seniors on the Go Expo; participation in educational and
advocacy opportunities locally, in Annapolis and in Washington D.C.; and appearances at events with a focus
on the needs of older adults individuals with disabilities and veterans in our community. As such, many
Commission members are active in related organizations at the local, state and national levels. This enables
the Commission to have a large resource of information on key issues and their impact on Carroll County
citizens and policies.
The Commission on Aging and Disabilities is comprised of residents from various communities throughout Carroll
County. There are representatives from many of Carroll County's eight municipalities; Hampstead, Manchester,
Mt. Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge and Westminster. Additional members on the Commission
represent Eldersburg and Finksburg as well as the Carroll County Health Department. The Commission is led by a
Chair with assistance from a Vice-Chair and numerous committees and area and special interest representatives.
For more information on the Carroll County Commission on Aging and Disabilities, or if you are interested in
serving on the Commission, please contact the Commission on Aging and Disabilities Recording Secretary by