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EDA Board of Directors

Board of Directors meeting is generally  held every third Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m.  Location to be announced on Agenda.

Click to see the board meeting agendas
Click to see recent board meeting minutes

Incentives Committee meeting is general held every first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 500, Columbia, MD.

Click to see the HCEDA Incentives Committee Minutes. 
Click to see the Incentives Committee Agenda

The Howard County Economic Development Authority reports to a private-sector-led Board of Directors. The Board has fiduciary oversight and is responsible for strategic direction of the HCEDA. The Board meets monthly to review HCEDA financials and progress. Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.

We are fortunate to have a strong Board of Directors who support the mission of the HCEDA. The Board also acts as strong advocates for the continued growth of Howard County's business community. Committee members are also responsible for chairing several committees that focus on key areas of interest:

  • Incentives Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Finance Commitee
  • Committee for Business and Economic Diversity

Our Current Board of Directors

Joseph J. Mezzanotte (Chair)
Elaine Brown (Vice Chair)
Richard Kohr, Jr. (Secretary/Treasurer)
William E. Erskine (Past Chair)
Timothy Collins
Barry C. Curtis
Milton Matthews
Cyndi Gula 
Charles Phillips
Steve Snelgrove
William Stone
Catherine M. Ward
Andy Weinrub

HCEDA Events

The HCEDA hosts and co-hosts many events in Howard County, including events at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and the Howard Tech Council.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Howard County Economic Development Authority is to promote economic growth and stability in Howard County.