March 26, 2021

Media Contacts:

Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Yolanda F. Sonnier, Administrator, Office of Human Rights and Equity, 410-313-6430

Application deadline is Friday, April 16th

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking student applicants interested in serving on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission. Student members are non-voting members and each serve a one-year term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16th.

Each year through County Government and local celebrations and service projects, we strive to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all that he has done for our civilization and humankind. I encourage our young residents to apply for this role, so they too can be a part of this vital Commission and its efforts to follow Dr. King's footsteps of service and dedication towards helping and improving the lives of others.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Established in 1985, the Commission is comprised of 17 members (15 adults and two students) who encourage and coordinate appropriate activities and ceremonies throughout Howard County to honor the birthday, ideals and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Commission also aids local government and private organizations with respect to the observance of the holiday honoring the birthday of the late Dr. King.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a Howard County resident, high school student and able to attend meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Howard County Community Resources Campus, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently being held virtually via Webex.

Applicants should send a resume and a brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Commission to Kimberly Pruim either by email to [email protected] and copy [email protected], or by mail to: Howard County Government, Office of the County Executive, Attn: Kimberly Pruim, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the County Executive for approval and then to the County Council for confirmation.

For more information on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, visit or contact Marla Moore with the County’s Office of Human Rights and Equity at 410-313-6430 or email [email protected].


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