As we look back on the past year, the accomplishments and activity that occurred in Howard County were very exciting, and we anticipate having even more good news in 2016.
The Howard Tech Council (HTC) created the affinity group Women in Technology-Central Maryland (WiT-CM), in the summer of 2014.
It’s amazing how time flies. I recall my swearing in as Howard County executive like it was yesterday. And now, we’ve completed the first year of my administration. We’ve made tremendous progress and have had many successes.
This past year was a record-breaking year for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, which included increased traffic at the airport and continued its expansion plans.
When I came into office as Howard County Executive two years ago, my top goals were to make government more transparent and fiscally sound, and to improve the quality of life for all who live and work here.
The effort to raise $1.8 million for expansion and upgrades at the Howard Conservancy (see The Business Monthly, March 2016) is nearly complete and, with a little luck, the Woodstock-based nonprofit will garner the last $100,000 needed by spring, when the nature center is expected to re-open.
The Arc of Howard County and the Howard County Autism Society recently co-sponsored their annual Legislative Breakfast to update county and state officials on issues of concern to people with developmental disabilities and their families.
As we start the new year, we have the opportunity to make Howard County even stronger — more productive, more prosperous and better positioned to help our citizens be secure and successful.
With studios in Annapolis, Severna Park and Crofton, Bikram Yoga has been helping ever-increasing numbers of area residents grow stronger, physically and mentally.
From 2005 to 2011, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative dominated the headlines and captured the attention of the regional business community. As Fort Meade grew through the BRAC process, local business leaders worked diligently to position the region to take full advantage of the growth.