Howard County Executive to Announce Public Facilities and Spaces Commission 

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will announce the Public Facilities and Spaces Commission on Thursday, February 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Museum of Howard County History in Ellicott City. The Commission will review and contextualize the history surrounding the namesakes for public facilities and spaces. Ball will be joined by Shawn Gladden, Executive Director of the Howard County Historical Society; Ani Begay, Navajo Nation Representative; and Kori Jones, First Vice President of Howard County NAACP.   

“The current landscape of our country demands that we address and confront the ugly truths of our past and present, and that includes ensuring the namesakes of our facilities and spaces reflect today’s values,” said Ball. “This commission is vital to review and contextualize the relevant history surrounding the namesakes of many facilities in our county. We need to face our history, learn from it, and move forward with an honest understanding of who we’ve chosen to honor by naming our spaces after them.” 

WHAT:             Press Conference Announcing Public Facilities and Spaces Commission  

WHEN:             Thursday, February 4 at 11:30 a.m. 

WHERE:          The Museum of Howard County History, 8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043 

WHO:               

  • Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive 
  • Shawn Gladden, Executive Director, Howard County Historical Society 
  • Ani Begay, Navajo Nation Representative 
  • Kori Jones, First Vice-President, Howard County NAACP #7020 

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1 COMMENT

  1. ” … we address and confront the ugly truths of our past and present, and that includes ensuring the namesakes of our facilities and spaces reflect today’s values,”

    Does this mean we are going to rename everything in Howard County?
    Is the name ‘Howard County’ being renamed?
    Are we going to erase our history?

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