Volunteers Wanted to Serve on the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board

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HOWARD COUNTY, MD – Volunteers are needed to fill vacancies on the Howard County Adult Public Guardianship Review Board. The deadline to apply falls on August 26.

“Our Adult Public Guardianship Review Board advocates for vulnerable adults to have a say in their day-to-day affairs when guardianship is determined,” said Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive. “To maximize their quality of life, board members play a central role in maximizing an individual’s strengths and improving their quality of life.

Comprised of 11 members appointed for three-year terms, the council consists of two lay members, a psychiatrist, a representative from the County Commission on Aging, a professional disability worker, a lawyer, a nurse authorized person, a person with a physical disability, a representative of a local non-profit service association and a local service representative. Board members provide impartial oversight of the care and services provided to persons under public guardianship and are responsible for making recommendations to the court as to whether public guardianship should be continued, modified or terminated.

To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Howard County and serve in one of the categories listed above or serve in the Howard County community in one of these roles, and be able to attend board meetings, which are held quarterly on the first Thursday. of February, May, August and November.

Applicants should send a resume and a brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Commission to Kimberly Pruim, either by email to [email protected] or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn : Kimberly Pruim, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The names of eligible candidates will be submitted to the county executive for nomination and then to the county council for confirmation.

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