Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will be honored for his administration's efforts to improve water quality in the county, officials announced last week.
The Water Environment Foundation, an international organization of water quality experts, has named Ulman the winner of one of its its Public Official awards for 2014.
"Ken is a leader among leaders within the Chesapeake Bay region in advancing water quality and quality of life," L. Burton Curry, president of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association, said in a statement. "He is deeply committed to creating and funding sustainable improvements that involve all citizens and championing public policy that supports clean water." Curry nominated Ulman for the award.