About the Board
This board is mandated by Article 88A, Section 14 of the Annotated Code of the State of Maryland. The Social Services Advisory Board shall be composed of a least 9 but no more than 13 members. The board will annually select its own chairperson. Board members serve 3-year terms and upon expiration of 2 consecutive 3 terms, the appointee will be ineligible for one year thereafter for reappointment. Members are appointed by the County Executive upon recommendation of the Social Services Advisory Board and confirmed by the County Council.
For more information, please call Tammy Brinkman at 410-836-4950.
One member of the board will be a member of the local governing authority of the county and will serve as an ex officio member on the board. Members should possess a high degree of interest, capacity, and objectivity, and who in the aggregate give a countywide representative character to the local board.
A summary of their duties include:
To select a Director for the Department of Social Services
To advise the Director and the State Director as to the local application of State policies or procedures
To be well informed on local department activities
To communicate to residents of the county information as to the objectives, policies, programs, and problems of social services and public assistance administration