Applicants Are Sought

For Citizen Services Panel

The Howard County Department of Citizen Services, working with the Maryland Association of Community Services, is creating a steering committee to help assess and improve services to county residents. The committee will help develop and implement a human services master plan.

Nine to 12 members will be selected to serve on the committee. Those interested in applying must have some knowledge of human services in areas such as children, youth and families, older adults, people with disabilities, the homeless and victims of abuse.

Meetings will be held biweekly from Oct. 28 to mid-December. The dates have not been determined.

To apply, send a resume by Oct. 15 via e-mail to Sharon Dawson at or Anne Towne at Resumes may also be faxed to Dawson's attention at the Department of Citizen Services, 410-313-6424.

County Libraries, Offices

Closed Monday, a Holiday

All branches of the Howard County Library, as well as Howard County government offices, will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Offices and libraries will reopen Tuesday.

Saturday Bus Tour Set

For Columbia Newcomers

A bus tour of Columbia for new residents will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday beginning at the Columbia Association Headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. The free tour, sponsored by the Columbia Archives, will highlight places such as community centers and post offices. Breakfast will be provided. Reservations, which are required, can be made by contacting Megan Monahan at 410-715-3171.

Women's Hall of Fame

Accepting Nominations

Nominations of outstanding women are being accepted for the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame. The program, sponsored by the Howard County Commission for Women, recognizes women who have achieved distinction in their work, made lasting contributions to the community and improved the quality of life for others.

Nominees must have lived in Howard for at least 10 years. Nomination forms are available online at, at county library branches and at the Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia.

Included with the form should be three letters of recommendation, a typed two-page biography and a black and white 5-by-7-inch photograph. The package should be mailed by Nov. 19 to the Commission for Women, P.O. Box 348, Simpsonville, Md. 21150-0348.

The five nominees who are selected will be honored at a public ceremony during Women's History Month in March.