Boards and Commissions
Boards and commissions give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of Baltimore County. Participation with boards and commissions is one of the most effective steps citizens can take in becoming an active voice in their government.
Animal Hearing Board
The Animal Hearing Board hears and rules on appeals of citations issued under the County's animal control laws and makes recommendations on matters related to enforcement, regulation of animal holding facilities, animal cruelty and other animal issues.
Animal Services Commission
The Animal Services Advisory Commission advises the County Council and the County Executive on issues including animal care and welfare, animal rescue and adoption, control of the animal population, animal bite prevention, zoonotic disease transmission, standards for animal shelters, and training of personnel and volunteers.
Behavioral Health Advisory Council
The Behavioral Health Advisory Council advocates for a culturally competent and comprehensive behavioral health system for persons of all ages, acts as an advisory group to the Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health that serves as the Core Service Agency and Local Addiction Authority for the County and develops priorities and strategies to meet the behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery needs of the County.
Board of Health
The Board of Health establishes policies pertaining to health services within the County, including the system of public health clinics. The Board investigates and studies the causes of disease, epidemics, nuisances affecting public health and the prevention of contagious diseases.
Child Fatality Review
The Child Fatality Review Team reviews the process to understand the circumstances around child deaths and to influence policies and programs to improve child health, safety and protection, and to prevent future child deaths.
Drug Overdose Lethality
The Drug Overdose Lethality Review Team identifies system and service issues and make recommendations to the State to assist in preventing drug and alcohol deaths.
Local Health Improvement Coalition
The Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC) is comprised of partnerships from across Baltimore County government, private industry and education. Any interested party may join the coalition or any of its subcommittees at any time. The LHIC supports the Maryland State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) in its efforts to improve population health by joint sponsorship of activities and events.
The Tobacco Coalition is a community coalition that examines the provision of tobacco services in the county, including education, enforcement, cessation and outreach activities.
Underage Drinking Coalition
The Combating Underage Drinking Coalition discusses and develops strategies to reduce underage and college and excessive drinking and related consequences. Community members are welcome to attend.