Howard County has the most engaged citizenry in Maryland. The issues here reflect a good portion of what I hear from constituents, people across Howard County, community groups, and businesses. The topics outlined here are all related; actions in one have implications on all the others. I see my responsibility as a member of the Council is to achieve a strategic balance among these and other critical issues. Achieving balance is a critical skill I have honed as a business owner and consultant and have put into practice in my first term County Council. I will continue to work closely with my constituents, community organizations, the Council, County and State Government agencies to achieve that balance to keep Howard County moving forward for years to come.
I look forward to hearing from you on these and other issues you feel are important to making our Howard County community event better. You can click on each topic for more information.
As our community grows, our public safety capabilities and capacity must keep pace. Jon will make sure that those who keep our community and us safe are well-prepared to serve.
Our schools must continue to be a reason why people choose to live in Howard County. Jon is committed to ensuring Howard County schools provide students with a world-class education.
Alternative energy, storm water mitigation, expanded recycling programs are just a few important areas that contribute to improving our community’s environment and impact in the region.
Just like good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a friendly business climate… effective development and a sound infrastructure are part of balancing the community’s culture, environment, and heritage while appealing to new businesses, investments, and residents.
A vibrant business community is the engine that drives our economy. Jon will continue to promote programs and policies that encourage business to expand or locate here in Howard County. Our goal should be to increase the opportunities for our residents to work locally.
Learn more about my efforts for key issues, and review a table outlining my legislative record