The county executive is the head of the executive branch of government in Howard County and is elected to a four-year term.
Calvin Balldeclared that he was devoted to working together with Moore “to make sure that all people in Maryland are valued”. He also stated that his campaign “sent a message, we sent a mandate. I defended my community, I defended my values.
And I defended democracy”. Kittleman's campaign was unavailable for comment late Tuesday night. Ball, from Columbia, and Kittleman, from West Friendship, fought for the most important position in Howard County this year, just as they did four years ago. He also took part in the “Economic Mobility Leadership Network” of the National Association of Counties and the Gates Foundation to explore the role that counties can play in positively influencing economic mobility.
The county executive is responsible for providing hearing testing, adjustment, and hearing aid maintenance to low-income people in Howard County. The organization aims to revitalize communities and rebuild lives by repairing homes free of charge to low-income homeowners in Howard County, particularly the elderly, the disabled, veterans, and families with children. Howard County implemented a renewable energy tax credit to boost the industry in Howard County and create green jobs. It provides free mediation and conflict resolution services, including group facilitation, restorative dialogue, restorative reflection, restorative circles, education, and training for all of Howard County.
The county executive also oversees evaluation and therapy services in speech-language pathology and pastoral counseling to the Howard County community. It provides prevention, treatment, recovery, and health and wellness resources to help residents of Howard County develop knowledge and skills to understand and address behavioral health disorders. It provides information and referrals to social services and organizes support groups; evaluates and provides emergency financial assistance to Jewish residents of Howard County on a case-by-case basis. It works to provide a path to self-sufficiency to prevent and end homelessness through affordable housing and promotion solutions in Howard County.
Calvin Ball, who is currently serving his first term as county executive of Howard County, has a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a master's degree in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore, where he was nominated for the Spirit of Excellence Award, and a doctorate in Education from Morgan State University. During his first term as county executive, he has prioritized growing prepared and successful students, fostering safe and engaged communities, creating a clean and sustainable environment, supporting prosperous and healthy residents, building reliable and accessible infrastructure, promoting a strong and prosperous business climate, and leading an innovative and efficient government. With more than 2000 unique individual donors and hundreds of volunteers, Ball participated in the largest grassroots campaign in Howard County history.