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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


The response to the HCCA’s documentary, “Columbia at 50 – A Bridge to the Future”, has been outstanding! People are excited, and they want to make a difference. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to help build a bridge to Columbia’s next 50 years, so we have uploaded the film to YouTube and are making it available for you to screen. Help us share the story to try and ensure the future of not only Columbia but ALL of Howard County is successful for the next 50 years.  Sponsor a screening.  Share it with your networks. Help us get the word out.

watch the film Columbia at 50 a Bridge to the Future

Listen to the Panel from Columbia at 50 Premiere

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.

March 14, 2018 7:00PM. Next Board Meeting at BA Auto Care, 9577 Berger Road, Columbia MD. HCCA Members are welcome to attend.

GET INVOLVED!  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!

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.

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See the HCCA / TPV 2017 Action List

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.

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HCCA Board Meeting

HCCA Members are Welcome to Attend

HCCA Board Meetings are held monthly at 7PM at BA 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: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 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.