[photo, Calvin Ball, County  Executive, Howard County, Maryland] CALVIN B. BALL III, Ed.D., County Executive (Democrat)

Office of County Executive
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2013, (410) 313-3000 (general information)

County Executive, Howard County, since December 3, 2018.

Chair, Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2023 (member, 2018-; vice-chair, 2022). Board of Visitors, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2018-. Member, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2018-; Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan Commission, 2018-; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2023-.

Chair, County Council, Howard County, 2006-08, 2010-11, December 2, 2013 to December 1, 2014, and December 1, 2015 to December 5, 2016 (member, representing District 2, April 20, 2006 to Dec. 3, 2018; vice-chair, Dec. 5, 2016 to Dec. 3, 2018).

Vice-Chair, Zoning Board, Howard County, 2009-13, 2018 (chair, 2008-09, 2014-15). Vice-Chair, Board of License Commissioners, Howard County, 2012-13, 2014-15 (chair, 2010-11). Member, Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2010-15 (chair, education subcommittee, 2010-15). Chair, Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2012-15 (member, 2011-15). Past member, System Leadership Task Force, and Student Performance Review Committee, Howard County Public Schools.

Born in Catonsville, Maryland, September 2, 1975. Attended Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County; Towson State University, B.A. (philosophy & religion), 1997; University of Baltimore, M.A. (legal & ethical studies), 1999; Morgan State University, Ed.D., 2008. Certification (mediation, 1998; quality matters peer reviewer, 2010; quality matters peer course reviewer, 2010), Community Mediation Program, Inc. Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership, and Policy, School of Education and Urban Studies, Morgan State University, 2010-14. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2012, 2016. President, Maryland Association of Counties, 2023 (president, maryland county officials diversity caucus, 2014; treasurer, 2019; secretary, 2020). Member Kappa Delta Pi. Past member, Oakland Mills Village Board; Educator of the Year Committee, and Workforce Readiness Committee, Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Louis Goldstein Award for Democratic Spirit, 2003. Kittleman Award for Legislative Leadership, Howard County Association for Realtors, 2007. Community Champion of the Year Award, Celebration Church, 2009. Outstanding Volunteer Service Citation of Merit, Howard County Public School System, 2010. Marilyn Praisner Public Service Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2015. Michaeline R. Fedder Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland Public Health Association, 2015. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021. Married; two children.

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