ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will host eight listening sessions across the county. These listening sessions will provide residents and business owners the opportunity to have their voice heard on their wishes for the future. 

We have made significant progress, together, over the last four years. However, I know that we can continue to make even more. Four years ago, we hosted several listening sessions to better understand how we can serve our community. I’m thrilled to launch another series of listening sessions across our county.  want to hear about the experiences, hopes, and vision that our residents want for our county. We will be bold and brave as we continue to expand opportunity for all. We will manifest the very best future beyond even what we can imagine for Howard County, our state, our nation, and our world.

Calvin Ball

Four years ago, Ball held a series of Listening Sessions upon taking office. Residents provided nearly 500 comments on a variety of concerns, which helped shape Ball’s priorities for his first term as county executive. 

The listening sessions will be moderated by various Howard County Government department heads and partners on the following schedule: 

  • January 9th from 7-8:30 PM 
    • The Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia
    • Moderated by Jacqueline Scott, Director, Community Resources and Services 
  • January 12th from 7-8:30 PM 
    • North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel
    • Moderated by Raul Delerme, Director, Recreation & Parks
  • January 13th from 5:30-7 PM 
    • Elkridge Branch Library, 6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge
    • Moderated by Tonya Aikens, CEO, Howard County Library System
  • January 19th from 7-8:30 PM 
    • River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville
    • Moderated by Kelly Cimino, Director, Housing and Community Development
  • January 25th from 7-8:30 PM 
    • Ellicott City 50+ Center, 9401 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City
    • Moderated by Bruce Gartner, Administrator, Transportation 
  • January 27th from 1-2:30 PM
    • Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 MD-97, Cooksville
    • Moderated by Brandee Ganz, Director, Technology and Communication Services 
  • January 30th from 7-8:30 PM
    • Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, 8045 Harriet Tubman Ln, Columbia
    • Moderated by Yolanda Sonnier, Administrator, Human Rights and Equity
  • February 1st from 7-8:30 PM 
    • Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia
    • Moderated by Amy Gowan, Director, Planning and Zoning 

A sign language interpreter will be present at these sessions.  In the case of inclement weather, sessions will be cancelled if Howard County Public Schools are closed. Updates and details on these sessions are available here

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