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Lonnie R. Robbins, Treasurer

Former Chief Administrative Officer, Howard County Government

Lonnie R. Robbins retired on March 1, 2023, after serving as Howard County Chief Administrative Officer since January 3, 2007. Prior to his role as Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Robbins served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer from 2004 till 2007. He began his career with Howard County government as an Assistant County Solicitor in the Office of Law in 1989 and was named a Senior Assistant County Solicitor in 1993. In these capacities, he advised and represented various County departments and agencies, including the Police Department, Police Hearing Board, County Council, Purchasing, Citizens Services (Office on Aging), Transportation and Recreation and Parks. In addition, he represented various boards and commissions including Board of Appeals, Human Rights, Ethics, Mental Health Authority, Local Children’s Board, Equal Business Opportunity and the Economic Development Authority.

Prior to joining Howard County government, Mr. Robbins served as Assistant Secretary to the Maryland State Board of Public Works and principal advisor on procurement and contracting issues, laws, regulations and procedures. In these capacities, he developed and recommended state procurement policy and regulations and was chief architect of the revision of Title 21 of COMAR- State Procurement Regulations. He also served as legislative liaison on procurement issues for the Board.

Mr. Robbins began his career in state government in the early 70’s where he held positions in Governor Harry R. Hughes’ administration, as well as Maryland State Departments of Transportation and General Services.

He attended the University of Maryland at College Park and earned a B.S. degree in Business and Public Administration, with a concentration in Transportation. He later received his J.D. degree from University of Baltimore School of Law.

Mr. Robbins is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Pennsylvania state courts, as well as in the Federal District Court of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States. And, he is active in the Howard County Bar Association and the Waring-Mitchell Law Society.

Mr. Robbins currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund. Previously, he served on the Boards of the Howard Hospital Foundation, Leadership Howard County and First Tee of Howard County.

A native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Mr. Robbins currently resides in Woodstock, Maryland with his wife, April.

Lonnie R. Robbins, Treasurer

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