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, Clarksville, Marriottsville, and Sykesville.
George Howard Building
3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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The majority of the rural west is in District 5, distinguished by its beautiful, open areas, land preservation and rich agricultural heritage. The combination of rural charm and the conveniences of nearby shopping, restaurants and events offers unique draws, not just to county residents, but to visitors from the region and beyond.
Poplar Springs in western Howard County served as a temporary home for travelers headed west in the 1800s. The spring water was believed to have healing powers.
Howard County has preserved over 22,000 acres of farmland in the Rural West over the last 35 years.
The founder of Lisbon, Caleb Pancoast, subdivided the town in 1822 into 100 quarter acre lots, complete with roads and alleys. The town became known as a summer resort for city dwellers. Today it is home to equine rescue farms and the annual Lisbon Horse Parade.
Adam Shipley, the official first settler in Howard County in 1687, planted tobacco crops on the land he owned. Agriculture is the 5th largest economic driver in Maryland.
Mapping Out District 5
The current District 5 map following the redistricting after the 2020 Census.
In The Community
Proudly serving District 5 since my first term installation in December 2018.
Breaking ground on the site for new pickleball courts in Western Howard County.
The council meets annually with the Association of Community Services of Howard County to discuss priorities and initiatives in the community.
The Council's annual Farm Tour in 2022.
Excited to begin Battle of the Books 2019.
Groundbreaking for the long awaited Turf Valley Elementary School.
Experiencing a day in the life of our brave Department of Fire & Rescue Services personnel.
The council visits local farms annually.
Thank you to everyone who helped introduce the new council to the agriculture community.
Honored to address the agriculture community at the annual Farm Bureau dinner.
HCAR holds regular legislative updates for elected officials and real estate professionals.
Howard County has a deep commitment to historic preservation in our community.
Honoring our police force and award winners in 2019.
Enjoying time with fellow council members at the State of the County Address.
Learning more about Watershed Projects in the County.
Getting "hands on" to learn about new AI training being used by the Howard County Sheriff.
Supporting local restaurants during Restaurant Week.
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