Thank you for taking the time to visit the District 5 web page. I would like to use my web page to bring you information concerning events of major importance in District 5. I also want to give you the opportunity to share your concerns and suggestions.

District 5 covers approximately 50% of the land area of Howard County. It includes areas such as Highland, Woodbine, Glenwood, Mt. Airy, Woodstock, Cooksville, West Friendship, Dayton, Glenelg and parts of Ellicott City, Fulton, Clarksville and Sykesville.

The County Council serves as the legislative branch of county government. Our office also handles county-related issues and concerns of residents and businesses in the district such as public works, county roads, zoning, public safety, recreation and parks, permitting and the health department.

Unless listed below, to ensure your concern is properly handled, please direct it to my assistant, Karen Knight at (410) 313 - 2001 or Email : [email protected]. We can often help facilitate having your questions or concerns answered by the appropriate government officials.

Some issues NOT handled by our office are:

  • All matters related to the public schools are governed by the elected Board of Education which oversees the Howard County Public School System as authorized by the state Department of Education. Issues and concerns related to the school system should be directed to Kathy Hanks at HCPSS office at (410) 313-7194 or  Email: [email protected]
  • Many roadways in the county are state or federal roadways. If you're unsure, feel free to contact us. If you know a roadway of concern is state or federal, those issues should be directed to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) at John Concannon, SHA District Engineer, District 7 at (301) 624 - 8225 or Email: [email protected]
  • Because many zoning matters may end up in front of the County Council as a Zoning Board case, council members are prohibited from having substantive discussions with the public about specific projects or properties.Concerns related to zoning should be directed to Robin Regner, Zoning Administrator at (410) 313 - 2395 or Email: [email protected]


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