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New Howard and Montgomery Co. Execs Taking it on the Road

The new county executives in Howard and Montgomery counties are launching listening sessions to hear from their constituents as they chart their agendas. Both Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D) and Montgomery County Executive Marc B. Elrich (D) served as County Council members for many years but this is the first time they’re in charge.

Elrich’s listening tour is a continuation of one he began during the transition. Ball’s kicks off Monday night.

“I’d like to hear about the experiences, hopes, and vision that our residents want for Howard County,” Ball said. “I believe, by working together, we can build the best community for us all.”

Here is the schedule of the Howard County listening sessions:

Monday, Dec. 10

10-11:30 a.m.

Florence Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD

Tuesday, Dec. 18

7-8:30 p.m.

Howard High School (cafeteria), 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City

Thursday, Dec. 20

7-8:30 p.m.

Long Reach High School (cafeteria), 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia

Monday, Jan. 7

7-8:30 p.m.

Centennial High School (cafeteria), 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City

Thursday, Jan. 10

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Thursday, Jan. 10

7-8:30 p.m.

Glenelg High School (cafeteria), 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg

Monday, Jan. 14

7-8:30 p.m.

Hammond High School (cafeteria), 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia


Wednesday, Jan. 16

7-8:30 p.m.

Wilde Lake High School (cafeteria), 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia

A sign language interpreter will be present at these sessions.  In the case of inclement weather, sessions will be cancelled if Howard County Public Schools are closed. Updates and details on these sessions are available at

Before taking office, Elrich held listening sessions in Germantown, Olney, Silver Spring and Takoma Park. The next ones on the schedule are:

Tuesday, Dec. 11

7-8:30 p.m.

Poolesville High School, 17501 W Willard Road, Poolesville

Saturday, Dec. 15

3-4:30 p.m.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda

Monday, Dec. 17

7:30-9 p.m.

Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac

Thursday, Dec. 20

7-8:30 p.m.

Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington

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