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County Executive Ball to Announce New Equity and Restorative Practices Manager  

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will introduce the new Equity and Restorative Practices Manager on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbia Lakefront. Ball will be joined by Office of Human Rights and Equity Administrator Yolanda Sonnier, Equity and Restorative Practices Manager Dr. Denise Boston, La Alianza Latina Co-Chair Danielle Duran Baron, and Human Rights Commission Member Kui Zhao. The new position was announced last Fall within the Office of Human Rights and Equity.   

“Today, I’m pleased to announce Howard County’s new Equity and Restorative Practices Manager – Dr. Denise Boston,” said Ball. “Dr. Boston’s position was created specifically to identify practices or policies needed to ensure equity; recommend and implement training and competency-building; and develop strategic community partnerships centered around this work. Understanding the huge undertaking of this position, we ensured Dr. Boston would be able to make a long-term impact, by establishing it in the Office of Human Rights and Equity. We have the opportunity to be a model for other jurisdictions and set a precedence of continued evolvement and growth.”  

WHAT:    Equity and Restorative Practices Manager Announcement  

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WHEN:   Thursday, January 14, at 11:00 a.m. 

WHERE: Columbia Lakefront, in front of the Jim Rouse statue. 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044 

WHO:       

  • Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
  • Yolanda Sonnier, Administrator, Office of Human Rights and Equity
  • Dr. Denise Boston, Equity and Restorative Practices Manager
  • Danielle Duran Baron, Co-Chair La Alianza Latina
  • Kui Zhao, HRC Member and Community Advocate  

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