ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is seeking applicants and 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, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 12th.

Each year, we honor the leadership, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and continually recognize that his perspective is more important than ever. I encourage our young residents to apply for this position, so they too can be a part of this vital Commission and build on the lessons of Dr. King and help improve 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, 18 years or older for adult members or a high school student for student members, and able to attend meetings on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at either the Howard County Community Resources Campus, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia or virtually via Webex. Members must also be able to attend subcommittee meetings and other scheduled meetings.

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 kpruim@howardcountymd.gov and copy mlk@howardcountymd.gov, 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 https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/County-Administration/Human-Rights/Commissions-and-Workgroups or contact Marla Moore with the County’s Office of Human Rights and Equity at 410-313-6430 or email mlk@howardcountymd.gov.

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