September 4, 2018

Today, the Ellicott City Partnership’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the five-year flood mitigation plan for historic Ellicott City (as presented on Aug. 23rd by Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and County Councilperson Jon Weinstein), as well as the associated funding bills currently before the Howard County Council.

August 23, 2018

In the interest of safety and mindful of the need to significantly increase Old Ellicott City’s resilience to catastrophic flooding, the Ellicott City Partnership (ECP) accepts that our town needs to be envisioned anew.  While facets of the plan announced today may be difficult to hear, we know that extensive research and analysis are guiding the Howard County Government’s approach.  The ECP is all too aware of the importance of the County’s proposal and stands committed to working with all government partners and constituents as we build a stronger, smarter and safer future for our Main St and beyond. We know that this decision was not made lightly and appreciate Howard County Executive Kittleman and Howard County Councilman Weinstein’s continued support for Old Ellicott City.

Proposal Presentation materials from Howard County Government

Suggestions from near and far, solicited and unsolicited, about what’s “best” for Ellicott City have been considered. This strategy is NOT derived from any single proposal and does NOT focus on any one suggestion or idea. Instead, this plan is driven by the science and engineering documented in the extensive studies and modeling the County performed after the 2016 flood and adapted to the experience in the most recent flood.

Watch the Flood Mitigation News Conference

The Ellicott City Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the heritage and vitality of historic Ellicott City, Maryland while enhancing and creating economic growth.

For information about how you can help historic Ellicott City after the devastating flood of May 27, 2018, please visit our Flood Relief page.

Our organization was founded in 2013 through the merger of the  Ellicott City Restoration Foundation and the Ellicott City Business Association.

Working with business and community leaders, the ECP was instrumental in Old Ellicott City’s acceptance as a Maryland Main Street Community in 2014.

In the wake of the July 2016 flash flood, the ECP raised a total of $1.8 million dollars and administered five separate relief programs to 190 residents in 107 households, 90 businesses, and 81 property owners. Our organization shouldered $60K in administrative costs to support our  community.

The ECP continues to support Old Ellicott City businesses, residents and property owners through education opportunities, providing resources and marketing plus partnerships with Howard County Government agencies.

The Maryland Small Business Development Center continues to help aid our businesses.

As a non-profit and a Maryland Main Street, we rely on donations from individuals and companies to fund our programs such as these. Please consider investing in the future of Old Ellicott City by making a donation today.


ECP Strategy 2017/2018
ECP Annual Report 2016-2018

Get involved with the Ellicott City Partnership!

Volunteers play a key role, giving their time to help with everything from professional stewardship to helping with festivals. We encourage everyone to be a part of our organization!


Mailing Address:
PO Box 92
Ellicott City, MD 21041

Office  Address:
4100 College Av.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443 240-2060


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