What issues concern you?

Are you worried about overbuilding, the preservation of open space, adequate public facilities? Maybe you should think about joining the HCCA and leveraging the power of many voices from across Howard County.
We Are Making Things Happen

Want to stay informed?

Being aware of legislative actions and decisions early enough to influence the outcome is the key to effective action.  HCCA can help you do just that with links, online tools and information you need to stay informed.
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Revise & Expand APFO

In order to preserve the quality of life in this county, we need to ensure that the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) is aligned with our plans for growth.  We’re facing some issues in Howard County.  Let’s get APFO revised and expanded.
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Concerned About Columbia's Future as a Planned Community?

A lot of the best things about Columbia came about because it is a planned community.  But with over development and lack of a gatekeeper to ensure adherence to development guidelines, Columbia’s future is at risk.
Help Preserve the Vision

Aging Successfully in Howard County

Are you putting together a plan for aging in Howard County? The HCCA is actively involved in helping ensure that Howard County residents have the tools they need to age successfully.
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In December of 2014, HCCA and The People’s Voice (TPV) formed a civic coalition to serve as a joint hub of information on County issues that affect our quality of life. Click here to see TPV’s monthly civic updates, and legislative positions. The HCCA is not a political organization and is in no way associated with the Ethics Ballot.


  • Click Here to see the HCCA / TPV 2017 Action List
  • It is Time to Renew or Become a Paid Member of the Howard County Citizens Association for 2017. Click here for instructions on how to renew or join.
  • Mar 7, 2017 7:00PM. Next Board Meeting at British American Auto Care, 9577 Berger Road, Columbia, MD. HCCA Members are welcome to attend.
  • Save the Date – Wednesday, May 17, 2017. HCCA Annual Meeting (Celebrating Our 57th Year!) at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044 at 7PM with refreshments at 6:30.

Why We Are Here

Why We’re Here

Through the HCCA, we, the citizens of Howard County, have a collective voice. As a non-partisan organization, we offer an outlet for residents to unite on concerns that impact all of us. And, as it’s commonly said, there is strength in numbers!

Meet the HCCA Board Members

Meet Our Team

Our board of directors is made up of members from all over Howard County with a diverse experience base. What we all have in common is that we care. We come together to strategize regarding key issues  impacting  county residents.

Take Action - Be Heard

Take Action

In order to forward the many causes and concerns of Howard County residents, we rely on assistance from people like you. Become a supporter of HCCA; help us keep Howard County one of the best  places  to  live  in  the U.S.

Join Us For Our Next Board Meeting

HCCA Members are Welcome to Attend

HCCA Board Meeting

HCCA Board Meetings are held monthly at 7PM at British American Auto Care, 9577 Berger Road, Columbia, MD. We encourage dues paying members to attend, and we hold a “member speak-out” at the start of each meeting. Our next Board meeting is: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7PM. Whether you’re a new member or you’ve been with us for a while, we encourage you to come out. Just contact us if you have any questions.

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HCCA 2016 Annual Meeting

HCCA 2016 Annual Meeting

The HCCA 2016 Annual meeting took place on May 11. 2016. Guest included Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive, and Steve Snelgrove, President, Howard County General Hospital. The video of the HCCA 2016 Annual Meeting is available on the HCCA YouTube channel....
HCCA Social Gathering Network Lunch

HCCA Social Gathering Network Lunch

Thanks to everyone of you who joined us at our HCCA Social Gathering Network lunch on October 7 at Bertucci’s. We had a nice turnout and discussed areas that are good in the County and how we can possibly obtain improvements. It is only because of our membership...
HCCA 2015 Annual Meeting Highlights

HCCA 2015 Annual Meeting Highlights

The HCCA Board would like to thank all of the Howard County residents and government officials who came out to our annual meeting last night.  We would like to express a warm welcome to our new members, appreciation to our renewing members, and a special thanks to...