Equity and Restorative Practices Unit

Howard County Executive Ball Announces First Equity and Restorative Practices Manager

Howard County Executive Ball Announces First Equity and Restorative Practices Manager

January 14, 2021

Media Contact: 

Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412 

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Dr. Denise Boston as the County’s first Equity and Restorative Practices Manager. The position is a permanent role within the Office of Human Rights and Equity and will be responsible for identifying any practices or policies needed to ensure equity; recommend and implement training and competency-building; and develop strategic community partnerships. Through restorative practices, Dr. Boston will help our community in strengthening relationships and building social connections. Photos of the event can be found here. Video can be found here and below.

“Today, I’m pleased to announce Howard County’s new Equity and Restorative Practices Manager – Dr. Denise Boston,” said Ball. “Dr. Boston’s position was created specifically to identify practices or policies needed to ensure equity and develop strategic community partnerships centered around this work. Understanding the huge undertaking of this position, we ensured Dr. Boston would be able to make a long-term impact by establishing it in the Office of Human Rights and Equity. We have the opportunity to be a model for other j