Governor Larry Hogan spent much of yesterday touring around Howard County. Here are some highlights from Facebook posts on County Executive Kittleman’s page:

Governor Larry Hogan’s cabinet meeting is underway at the Miller Branch Library. Today, the governor’s team will be making more than 100 stops in Howard County, meeting with businesses, residents, organizations and visiting schools. I want to thank the governor for his support of so many projects in our community, especially the rebuilding of Ellicott City following the July 2016 flood, our ongoing flood mitigation efforts there, and widening of Rt. 32.


Before heading to the Miller Branch Library for his cabinet meeting, Governor Larry Hogan stopped at the Double T Diner in Ellicott City and chatted with some of the folks having breakfast there.


Governor Larry Hogan today announced the start of a US 40 resurfacing project in Ellicott City. The 2.75-mile safety and resurfacing project will improve US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) between the Baltimore County line and US 29. This stretch of roadway was last resurfaced in 2000. The $2.3 million project will improve safety and road quality for 47,000 drivers each day. Work is scheduled for completion this summer.


Thanks to Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan for joining Governor Larry Hogan and his cabinet today in Howard County. She chose the Lotte Plaza Market food court in Ellicott City for a midday visit. I am grateful for her tireless support of our county’s Asian community.


Congratulations to Joe Herr and Pastor Adam Feldman, who were honored today by Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in a ceremony in the Howard County Operations Center. Joe served as our Ellicott City Flood Recovery Manager. Adam, the pastor of Metanoia Church, was recognized for his leadership as the Chair of the One EC Recovery Project. Both played crucial roles in assisting the Howard County Office of Emergency Management and in Ellicott City’s remarkable recovery following the July 2016 flood. #ECSTRONG.


Joining with Governor Larry Hogan for a visit to SparkPost on Guilford Road. SparkPost is an exciting company with tremendous prospects for growth. It has been in existence since 2008 and now accounts for sending nearly 30 percent of all non-spam email in the world. SparkPost is in Howard County because it is home to some of the nation’s best technical talent. Some of SparkPost’s top clients are Zillow, Pintrest, PayPal and LinkedIn. Currently SparkPost has 100 employees and expects to double in size within the next few years.


Touring Waterloo Elementary School with Governor Larry Hogan. Just last week, Waterloo was recognized as one of only six Blue Ribbon Schools in the state by the Maryland State Department of Education.


I want to thank Governor Larry Hogan for bringing his cabinet to Howard County today. Throughout the day, the Governor and his team made more than 100 stops throughout our community. It seems fitting that the Governor wrapped up his visit with a walking tour of Ellicott City’s Main Street. From the very beginning of our response to, and recovery from, the July 2016 flood, the Governor was there to offer the full support of the state. We could not have asked for a better partner. It was good to hear so many of the business people tell the Governor that Ellicott City is stronger now than before the flood. #ECSTRONG!

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Scott E