Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined with three other former county executives in a ceremony Monday marking 50 years of charter government in the county. Voters adopted the charter and elected Omar Jones as the first county executive in November 1968.
In a press release, Ball said, “It is important to remember our beginnings and ensure that we honor and enhance the values of our democracy for all.”
Former executives Ken Ulman, James Robey and Ed Cochran joined in a ceremonial cake cutting at the George Howard Building.
“We have come a long way from my time on the school board and desegregation,” said Cochran, the second county...