Leadership Howard County Announcements | February 2019
Upcoming Events
This Just In: New Chief, New Plan

Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Howard County Fire & Rescue Services Administrative Offices,
2201 Warwick Way, Marriottsville 
Active, dues-paid members are invited to join us and meet Christine Uhlhorn, a third-generation firefighter and the first female to lead the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS). Hear about the impact of Howard County’s growth on the fire department, firefighter cancer rates and HCDFRS’ plan for implementing diversity and inclusion. 
Leadership Celebrates Mardi Gras!
Annual Member & Sponsor Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Merriweather 2, Fifth Floor
10960 Grantchester Way, Columbia

Active members and sponsors are invited to join us. Among the evening's festivities, several prizes will be raffled. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds will go toward Leadership U Scholarships.
A special thank you to The Howard Hughes Corporation for hosting this event.  
General Membership Luncheon
Taking to the Sky: BWI Marshall's Plans to Lift the Region Higher
With Ricky Smith, CEO BWI Marshall Airport

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: The Meeting House,
5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia

Join us to learn about the many exciting initiatives and new development plans happening at BWI. 
The Big Event
Homeless to Harvard
Featuring Liz Murray

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Turf Valley Resort,
2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City

Take advantage of early registration pricing through March 22!
Recruiting Now For...
Leadership U
Be a part of the LU Class of 2019!  Current high school sophomores are invited to attend an Information Session to learn more about the program. Remaining sessions are scheduled from 7-8 p.m. on:
  • February 11 (Central Branch/HCL)
  • March 7 (Miller Branch/HCL)

For more information, click here or contact Meg Ignacio, LHC director, Youth Programs, mignacio@leadershiphc.org

Applications are due March 14, 2019.
Looking Ahead to Leadership Premier 2020
A Coffee & Conversations event was recently held at USRA to share information about LHC’s 2020 program. Applications are now being accepted. For more information about the program and to access the application/related forms, click 
here . Deadline to apply is May 20, 2019.
Stay Engaged and Learn New Things in 2019
Members recently went “behind the scenes” at the Recycling Center, The Mall in Columbia and The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship .
Upcoming Opportunities
  • February 7: The Detention Center
  • February 12: Ft. Meade
  • February 13: Gilchrist
  • February 27: Recycling Center
  • February 28: Success in Style
  • March 12: The Maryland Food Center Authority
  • March 13: The ARC of Howard County
  • Sunday, March 24: HopeWorks’ Simulation “A Walk in Her Shoes” (registration requested by March 4 - for more information on this activity, click here)
LHC News
Calling For All Nominations...
LHC is now accepting nominations for our Annual Awards . Click here for more information on the Distinguished Alumni, Unsung Hero and Leadership Legacy Awards. Deadline to submit nominations is March 8, 2019.

LHC is also accepting nominations for our Board of Directors – due by March 1. For details, click here
LP 2019 January Business Day Recap
The current Leadership Premier class heard from Anirban Basu, CEO of Sage Policy Group, about the various economic factors influencing the regional business climate and the overall economic climate of the state of Maryland.  
A special thank you to the Howard County Economic Development Authority for sponsoring Mr. Basu. 
Class members participated in an interactive “Game of Throws” that brought into focus some of the numerous issues affecting local business -including the complexities and challenges of growing a business. 
Celebration of Leadership
Leadership Howard County is partnering with The Business Monthly and will be featured in a “Celebration of Leadership” pull-out section to be published April 1. We invite our members to be a part of this special issue. To find out more about being included, contact Kathy Berlin ( Kathy@bizmonthly.com ).
Service Project Recap
Our membership rallied on MLK Day,
January 21, 2019!  With their help, along with family members and friends, Leadership packaged and delivered more than 275 Code Blue meals for Grassroots! A HUGE shout out to all who participated!
Around the Community
LHC warmly welcomes Howard County’s newest appointed public safety leaders:
Howard County Police Department Chief, Lisa Myers (pictured with Gary Gardner, LP '06 , who retired in December).
Chief Christine Uhlhorn, Howard County Fire and Rescue Services.
HopeWorks is looking for volunteers. Applications are accepted twice a year from January 1 to February 15 and from July 1 to August 15. For more information, click here .
Howard County Recreation and Parks is proud to sponsor the Community Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame serves as a public museum to educate the public about cultural, historical and personal contributions and achievements in Howard County community sports. Nominations are being accepted to honor individuals who have gained notable and/or have made substantial contributions to Howard County citizens in local community recreational sports. Nomination deadline is April 15. For information, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/halloffame.
Howard County’s Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count Leadership Alumni Team, pictured (left to right): Christiana Mercer Rigby, LE '16; Kari Staddon, LP '98; Nannette Livadas, LP '19; Brian Akers, LP '18;
and Stacie Hunt, LP '02.
Extended through February! 
Undesign the Redline Exhibit at the Central Branch of the Howard County Library System  
Explore the history. Be inspired by stories of vision and change. Become part of the conversation. Sponsored by Columbia Association, Enterprise Community Partners, Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard Community College, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and #OneHoward. In-kind sponsorship by The Mall in Columbia .
 For more information, click here .
Howard County Government is continuing efforts to support federal workers following the historic 35-day government shutdown. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has directed county departments to continue the special programs and services put into place to assist workers directly impacted by the shutdown. As a result of the furlough, families experiencing continued needs should contact the Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) directly at 410-313-6400 or the Howard County Food Bank at
Member News & Recognition
Leadership extends our heartfelt condolences to the Johns Family.  Jim Johns, LP '13 , passed away January 27, 2019, after a brief illness. Please contact the Leadership offices for the family’s contact information.
Cheryl Jones, LP '17 , welcomed daughter Mya Kalisha Jones to her family on December 24, 2018.
The Leadership Premier Class of 2010 enjoyed getting together during the holidays!
Members of the Leadership Premier Class of 2016 recently gathered for breakfast.
Members on the Move
  • Alisa Cummins, LP '14, and her team at the Law Office of Alisa G. Cummins, have joined Davis, Agnor, Rappaport & Skalny.
  • Congratulations to Eleanor Hunt, LP ‘19, and Steve Lewicky, LP ‘13, who have partnered to form their new law firm, Lewicky, O’Connor, Hunt & Meiser.
  • Dave Jordan, LP ‘10, has joined Stevenson University as Vice President of Human Resources.
  • Amanda Pizzurro, LP ‘13, has joined The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, as Talent Manager and Human Resource Business Partner.
  • Keith Snyder, LP ‘17, has joined Bank of America as Vice President & Relationship Manager.
  • Patrick Wynn, LP ‘15, has joined Atlantic Data Forensics, as Vice President of Business Development