"Thank you so muxch for moderating the Diversity Panel at the 7th annual Suicide Prevention Symposium with Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. Your dedication to the cause is much appreciated " ~ Grassroots 


"Thank you for taking the time to come out and speak to our Junior Achievers at Ducketts Lane!" ~ Derek A. 

"The Walker family wants to thank you, Councilman Ball, for the mentor and role model that you are, and all that you provide to our students throughout Howard County. You went beyond the call to support [our daughter] and our family so appreciates you. Your sheer existence would be enough to inspire and motivate our children. But your efforts to reach out and pull up are what make you extraordinary. Thank you to your lovely wife and family for sharing you with us. We appreciate all of you" ~ The Walker Family

"Thank you so much for taking the time to attend River Hill's 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 20. It meant so much to the entire River Hill community that you took the time to come and to prepare and present a special proclamation. Many thanks!" ~ River Hill 20th Anniversary Celebration Chair 


"The [Stevens Forest Elementary School] PTA thanks Councilman Ball... for collaborating with us to advocate for safety upgrades! [This project included the installation of] a crosswalk across Stevens Forest Road to serve both SFES and the Neighborhood Center. [It also] replaced the curb between the two driveways to the school with a new six-inch curb to eliminate parking next to the sidewalk and provide a safer buffer between traffic and pedestrians." ~ Stevens Forest Elementary School

"I would like to thank you and the other members of the Howard County Council for providing local business owners with the services of the Maryland Small Business Development Center.  Their assistance has gone a long way to help my family start our family business and has created several jobs for Howard County residents." ~ Tabitha C. 

"On behalf of LoKA-MD, we are grateful for your assistance, participation, and support in making our internship program a success with a record turnout of more than 40 students and 11 sponsors.  As the first President of the Howard County Chapter, I also would like to personally thank you for providing the time, energy, and resources in establishing a chapter in Howard County seamlessly and successfully.  Due to your strong interest and support, you have encouraged and expanded the horizons of Korean Americans high school students to partake in all facets of American life.  Thank you again for sponsoring and supporting our Summer Internship Program and we look forward to building and working with you next year."  ~ LoKA-MD Howard County Chapter

 "Thank you for visiting Waverly today! We enjoyed sharing our school with you and showing you a glimpse of the wonderful instruction and targeted student learning that occurs everyday. We are looking forward to your next visit!" ~ Waverly Elementary School, Ellicott City 


"Thanks to you and team's (Kim!!!) persistent advocating for me and my family, my son Ryan started school yesterday!! He is now a freshmen at Marriott's Ridge High School. God Bless you!! You have truly been a blessing!!!" ~ Parent

"On behalf of my patient Herbert B. and all the dialysis patients that reside in Howard County, I would like to thank you and your assistant, Ms. Pruim for your support. Mr. B. informed me how he advocated for himself and his fellow patients about the lack of transportation options for patients receiving life sustaining dialysis. It's great to know you acknowledged his concern and will work further to support this population." ~ DaVita Howard County

"Dr. Ball has done so many different things that make a difference to people." ~ Student, Howard County Middle School Expo 

"Thank you for being who you are always helpful. Maybe I get my new neighbors to know that they can reach out to you for help." ~ William G.


"Thank you for much for taking time to visit our school and spending a wonderful day with our 5th grade students." ~ Talbott Springs Elementary 

"Thank you very much for joining us at our LP class' "Overarching Issues" session recently. We so appreciate your assistance as we discussed regional priorities and what policy level issues need to be dealt with as a county, as well as the challenges that exist. The information gathered certainly was beneficial to everyone in attendance" ~ Leadership Howard County 

"I would like to thank you for participating in the 2013 Commencement Ceremonies of the Howard County Public Schools. Your attendance at graduation ceremonies underscores the significance of this important milestone for our parents and graduates. Your commitment to our schools and to our students is a critical factor that contributes to the excellence of the Howard County Public School System" ~ Superintendent, Howard County Public School System 


"Thank you for coming to our school and telling us about you. Maybe you come to the school next year and judge the new 5th graders It was nice meeting Mr. Ball. " ~ student, Talbott Springs Elementary 


"Thank you for participating in Read Across America Day, February 28, 2011" ~ Phelps Luck Elementary