Glendenning Out As Howard County Auditor, Months After Racially Tinged Report

Longtime Howard County Auditor Craig N. Glendenning appears to have been removed from his position without any announcement. Deputy Auditor Owen Clark is now listed as the Acting Howard County Auditor on the County Council website.

Both Howard County Council Administrator Michelle Harrod and a staffer at the county’s human resources department declined to comment on the matter.

“I am really unable to comment,” Harrod said. “All personnel matters are confidential.”

The Human Resources department deferred questions about Glendenning’s status to the county’s Office of Public Information. Safa Hira, Howard County’s Director of Communications, did not immediately respond to an email inquiring about Glendenning’s status.