Commissioner Doug Howard: District 5
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Carroll County Office Building
225 North Center Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Revised August, 2013
Doug Howard is in his first term as County Commissioner. The founder of Start-Up Carroll and former director of
Carroll Area Transit Services, 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. Mr. Howard is an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He and his wife, Bette, have four
daughters and two sons and live in Eldersburg.
District 5 covers the southeastern portion of Carroll County. It includes Eldersburg and the town of Sykesville.