Commissioner Doug Howard: District 5
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Carroll County Office Building
225 North Center Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Revised September, 2015
Doug Howard is in his second term as County Commissioner. Mr. Howard owns BDG Entrepreneurial Services in Sykesville. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served on the boards of the Department of Social Services, the Chamber of Commerce, the South Carroll Business Association, and Change Inc. During his first term, Mr. Howard fought for veterans services in Carroll County, he established the Free Veterans’ Shuttle and the Veterans’ Service Council, created the Carroll Business Path to help small and emerging companies navigate their way to business success, established Celebrating America which is a history initiative promoting greater appreciation and understanding of American History, and spearheaded the Carroll 2030 effort to ensure that decisions made today are right for both the present and the future of Carroll County. He served as Board President for 3 years, represented the commissioners on the Board of Education, the Carroll Community College Board and the Committee on Aging and Disabilities. Mr. Howard has four daughters and two sons and lives in Sykesville.
District 5 covers the southeastern portion of Carroll County. It includes Eldersburg and the town of Sykesville.