Calvin Ball III Wiki
Calvin Ball III born Calvin B. Ball III is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. In 2018, Dr. Ball made history when, he was elected to be the first ever African-American County Executive of Howard County, Maryland. Ball announced on Thursday, November 9, 2017 about his candidacy for County Executive for the 2018 Election.
Calvin Ball III Biography
Born in Catonsville, Maryland Ball earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Towson State University, a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore (where he was nominated for the Spirit of Excellence Award) and a Doctor of Education from Morgan State University. Ball is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.
Ball is a resident of Columbia, Maryland and served as a Howard County Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Committed to serving the community, Ball served three terms on the Oakland Mills Village Board and was a Community Organizer in Howard County, where he facilitated neighborhood revitalization. He was also a member of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s Educator of the Year Committee and the Chamber’s Workforce Readiness Committee.
He volunteered with the Howard County Public School System Leadership Task Force and Student Performance Review Committee. Ball has over eight years of experience in the field of higher education. Over the last six years, he has facilitated classes in subjects like Critical Thinking, Ethics and Political Science. Additionally, Ball has trained, assessed and mentored new faculty members.
Ball is a certified mediator since 1998 and has worked as a mediator for the Community Mediation Program and the Maryland State Human Relations Commission. He also served as a mediation supervisor for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.
Ball won against incumbent Republican Allan Kittleman on November 7, 2018 making him the first African-American county executive of Howard County. Ball was sworn in as the new County Executive on December 3rd, 2018. Before his County Executive position, Ball served as a Council Member of the 2nd District of Howard County, Maryland from April 2006 through December 2018.
Dr. Ball made Howard County history on December 4, 2006, when he was elected the youngest Chairperson ever to lead the County Council, serving approximately 50,000 constituents. He was unanimously elected on December 6, 2010, to serve his second term as Chairperson of the County Council and again on December 2, 2014 he was elected to his third term as Chairperson.
Calvin Ball III Age
Ball was born on September 2, 1975Catonsville, MD, U.S.
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Calvin Ball III Wife
Calvin B. Ball III is married to Shani D. Ball, R.N., B.S.N., a school nurse and the two are the parents of two children, Alexis and Alyssa.
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Calvin B. Ball III has two children named Alexis and Alyssa.
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Calvin Ball III Salary
Calvin’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $5ok per year.
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Calvin Ball III Faculty member and university lecturer
Ball has facilitated learning for adults both online and face-to-face at various institutions including American University, Baltimore City Community College, University of Phoenix, Towson University, Baltimore County, University of Maryland and Morgan State University.
Ball has taught many undergraduate and graduate level courses that include: Conflict Management Systems, Critical Thinking and Decision Making, Contemporary Political Thought, Critical Thinking: Strategies in Cultural Diversity, Decision Making, Ethics and Public Policy, Ethics in Management, Human Relations and Organizational Behavior, Introduction to Ethics, Managerial Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Organizational Ethics, Regulation and Conflict Management in the Workplace, State and Local Political Processes, Theory, Principles, and Practices of Dispute Resolution, Wealth and Power in America and Ball Management.
Since 2014, Ball has been the director of the Complete College Baltimore at Baltimore County Community College, where he advocates and coordinates college-wide efforts to promote student success, persistence and graduation.
Calvin Ball III Political life
Ball was appointed in April 2006, to fill a vacancy on the Howard County Council to represent the 2nd Councilmanic District of Howard County. He retained the seat in the November election. Ball has been an active Democrat, serving two terms as President of the Young Democrats of Howard County.
Ball was an early and active supporter of Barack Obama’s campaign for President of the United States. Ball served as a member of the Maryland for Obama Statewide Steering Committee led by Congressman Elijah Cummings and Attorney General of Maryland Doug Gansler.
In 2006, he introduced legislation regarding the goal of Howard County to provision housing for all income levels throughout the county. Ball encouraged developers to provide a full spectrum of affordable housing and give the County options to help create and preserve affordable housing in his proposal. He saw that as the County’s population swelled, the need for dispersed affordable housing for people of all income levels was vital.
His proposal included: providing preferences for those who work and reside in Howard County, establishing a right of first refusal for tenants and the County for the purchase of rental units when the owner offers the units for sale and establishing notice requirements for rental housing owners.
Calvin Ball was the Community Organizer between 2006 and 2007 of the Oakland Mills Village Revitalization Plan. Its vision vision was to establish the Oakland Mills Village Center as a “true destination with a clear identity that is cohesive and well planned, while supporting thriving businesses and serving as a real center of community life.” The Revitalization Plan’s aims were to energize the Village Center, increase communication in the village, support business in Oakland Mills and support community activities.
They classified their strategies to reach these goals as simple, moderate, and significant improvements that could help benefit the village center. His tasks included documenting overall success for each month, progress towards goals by the various committees, progress towards goals by the Community Organizer, plans for the next month for committees and plans for the next month for the Community Organizer.
Ball introduced legislation in July 2007, which required some county contractors to pay their workers at least $12.41 an hour. The proposal applied to contractors that had five or more workers and made at least $100,000 in business annually with Howard County. However, the legislation exempted nonprofit organizations doing business with the county. He said to the Washington Post that “the fiscal impact is quite negligible, but what it can do for a family is invaluable,” and that the “Government is there to help people who may not be able to help themselves.”
An ethics complaint was filed in 2011 “against Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and County Council Chairman Calvin Ball”. The complaint filed by Diane Wilson claimed “Ulman and Ball used their offices to get her fired as lobbyist for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce after serving just a week in January”
Ball spearheaded the controversial effort of evaluating Rockburn Branch Park as a viable location for a future high school in Elkridge in late 2017. This proposal would take parkland out of preservation in order to construct the new school and associated ballfields.
Calvin Ball III Financial Literacy
Ball launched his first Financial Literacy Summit in Howard County, Maryland in April 2007 with at least 75 financial literacy stakeholders ranging from bankers, mortgage lenders and financial education leaders and supporters. He launched a county-wide movement to expand financial wellness in Howard County.
On April 19, 2008, that following year, Council Member Ball initiated his second financial literacy event. This time Ball expanded the summit to include a wide array of financial education programs and services that would assist those families who had started to feel hardship because of the economic slowdown. Ball held a panel of people involved in financial services in Howard County to help citizens understand the future of those services.
“Many families today are living paycheck-to-paycheck with no financial cushion in case of emergencies,” said Ball during his testimony before the General Assembly to foster financial literacy in the state. “The consequences of a lack of financial literacy include mountains of debt, bankruptcies, broken homes and shattered dreams.” In partnership with Howard Community College, Ball launched the county’s Annual Financial Literacy Summit event in order to inspire participants of all ages to set and achieve their financial goals.
Calvin Ball III Men’s Health Fair
Together with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Congressman Elijah Cummings, in 2009 Councilman Calvin Ball co-hosted the Howard County 1st Annual Men’s Health Fair, which promoted health and fitness awareness to the men of Maryland. The health fair included fitness demonstrations from local gyms and fitness programs, free health screenings (dental, HIV, BMI, Blood Pressure), and a variety of show cases that advertised their healthy products or services.
Calvin Ball III Election History
Calvin Ball (D), Votes: 9,907
Gina Gabrielle Ellrich, Votes: 6,638
Calvin Ball (D), Votes: 11,707
Reg Avery, Votes: 5,592
Calvin Ball (D), Votes: 11,380
Ralph Colavita, Votes: 7,369
Calvin Ball III Achievements
- Howard County Executive: 2018-
- Howard County Council Chairman: 2006-2017
- Zoning Board Chairman: 2007-2008
- Liquor Board Chairman: 2006-2007
- Michaeline R. Fedder Award for Public Health Legislator of 2015
- Marilyn J. Praisner Public Service Award
- Daily Record’s 2014 Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 Award
- William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award
- Louis L. Goldstein Award for Democratic Spirit
- Kittleman Award for Legislative Leadership
- Community Champion of the Year Award
- Launched Howard County’s first Annual Financial Literacy Summit
- Spirit of Excellence Award, University of Baltimore