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County Executive Ball Announces “It’s OK To Ask” Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

County Executive Ball Announces “It’s OK To Ask” Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby announced “It’s OK To Ask,” a plan developed by the Howard County Health Department to reduce youth suicide. The county faces a public health emergency, as suicide was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Howard County between 2014-20161. Using proven approaches that reduce stigma and engage the community, this campaign will utilize evidence-based, multi-level strategies to bring preventi...
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County Executive Ball Delivers ‘State of the County’ Address to Chamber of Commerce

County Executive Ball Delivers ‘State of the County’ Address to Chamber of Commerce

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball delivered his first-ever State of The County Address before the Howard County Chamber of Commerce at Turf Valley Resort. The theme of the speech, “Our Time Is Now,” reflected his sense of urgency in improving Howard County and his commitment to building a truly equitable and inclusive community. The full text of the speech can be found at https://bit.ly/2NBEtw8. Video of the event can be found at https://youtu.be/M_CyiCoALX0.
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County Executive Ball to announce Youth Suicide Prevention Campaign

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and County Council Chair Christiana Mercer Rigby will announce a new youth suicide prevention campaign, developed by the Howard County Health Department. The county faces a public health emergency, as suicide was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Howard County between 2014-2016. Using proven approaches that reduce stigma and engage the community, this campaign will utilize evidence-based, multi-level strategies to bring prevention to the foref...
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County Executive Ball Announces Major Commitments to Climate Action

County Executive Ball Announces Major Commitments to Climate Action

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball made a series of environmental commitments that will make the County a leader in environmental sustainability, reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change. The news conference was held at the County’s Robinson Nature Center, a LEED Platinum facility operated by Howard County Recreation and Parks.
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County Executive Ball Reminds Ellicott City Residents of Public Meeting on Emergency Public Alert System

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball reminds residents that the Office of Emergency Management will hold the first of three public meetings next week regarding the Emergency Public Alert System proposed for Historic Ellicott City. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City, to review plans, answer questions and gather community feedback.
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County Executive Ball Files Legislation to Repeal Mobile Home Tax

County Executive Ball Files Legislation to Repeal Mobile Home Tax

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed legislation with the County Council to repeal the County’s 40-year-old mobile home tax, effective with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2019. Ball co-sponsored a bill to repeal the tax last year, but it was defeated on a 3-2 vote by the previous Council. 
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