About Us

EC250…Appreciate, Honor and Celebrate

EC250 Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization originally formed on behalf of an exploratory committee of stakeholders solely to undertake the steps necessary to raise funds and support the 250th Anniversary of the founding of historic Ellicott City, Maryland in 2022.


We envision that in 2022 residents and visitors alike will recognize, appreciate and celebrate the founding of Ellicott City, Maryland on the occasion of its 250th anniversary by participating in entertaining educational and informative experiences that raise the visibility of the town’s historic value, and create a better understanding of Ellicott City’s national significance and the role it played in the birth of our nation.


Our mission is to provide the overarching leadership, coordination and support that will bring together local stakeholders to plan and collaboratively create an educational and celebratory 250th anniversary year filled with initiatives that honor the founding of historic Ellicott City, Maryland through a variety of activities, programs, events and learning experiences.


Victoria Goodman
Rita Hamlet
Debra Slack Katz
Rev. Joan King
Grace Kubofcik
Ed Lilley
Ron Peters


James Robey, Chair
Calvin Ball
Martha Clark
Fred Dorsey
Gwen Marable
John Slack
Betty (Yates) Jacobs
Roger Caplan


Adele Air
Wendy Baird, Insight180 Brand Consulting & Design
Beth Burgess, Howard County Government
Caitlyn Chamberlain, Howard County Recreation & Parks
Nicole Dvorak, Howard County Government
Kimberly Eggborn, Howard County Public School System
Richard Ellsberry, IT & Social Media consultant
Shawn Gladden, Howard County Historical Society
Amanda Hof, Visit Howard County
Peggy Maxon, Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
Alicia Jones-McLeod, Ellicott City Partnership
Paulette Lutz, Howard County Historical Society
Kimberley Prium, Howard County Government
DJ Scheckelhoff, Patapsco Heritage Greenway
Anne Schoenhut, Howard County Historical Society
Beth Woodruff


of crystalized granitic rock found under the surface in historic Ellicott City


of flour were produced daily in 1807 at the Ellicott Grist Mill


were brought into EC by trolley (one-day ridership) – a record set on July 19, 1899


it took to restore a field after tobacco depleted its nutrients


of track laid by the B&O railroad by 1860