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    Howard County: Unpacking a Dynamic and Visionary Region, by The Baltimore Banner

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    The Baltimore Banner will shine a light on what has been called the country’s most innovative and transformative county, from its dynamic economy, vibrant communities, imaginative initiatives, top rated education, and a forward-thinking vision for the future.

    Baltimore Banner’s Howard County bureau talks to leaders to unpack everything that makes this region an award-winning place live, work and play.

    Registration is required. Thanks to the support of the event sponsors, this event is free to attend. Complimentary parking onsite. Happy Hour canapés, beer and wine provided. 

    The event will include a series of podium speakers and panel discussions. 

    5:00pm - Doors open & networking

    5:30pm - Program begins 

    PODIUM SPEAKERS

    Kristi Smith, President, Maryland Region, Howard Hughes

    Ricky Smith, Executive Director/CEO, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

    PANEL TOPICS

    Howard County's Development Potential: Balancing Business, Housing and Infrastructure

    Dr. Calvin Ball, County Executive, Howard County

    Tom Coale, Attorney and Lobbyist, Perry, White, Ross & Jacobson

    Phillip Dodge, Executive Director, Downtown Columbia Partnership 

    Darshni Patel, Director, Business Finance, Howard County Economic Development Authority

    Moderator: Julie Bykowicz, Baltimore Banner Enterprise Editor 

    Howard County Education: Embracing Change, Finding Opportunity

    Bill Barnes, Acting Superintendent, Howard County Schools

    Jarrett Carter Sr., Vice President, External Affairs, Communications & Advancement, Howard Community College

    Terri Marcus, President, PTA Council of Howard County

    Benjamin Schmitt, President, Howard County Education Association

    Moderator: Kristen Griffith, Baltimore Banner Education Reporter

    Presenting Sponsor: Howard Hughes 

    Catalyst Sponsors: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Howard County Community College, and Howard County Economic Development Authority 

    Enterprising Sponsor: United Way of Central Maryland 


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