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Welcome to District 4 - The Heart of Howard County

District 4 is comprised of five Columbia villages, Wilde Lake, Harper’s Choice, Hickory Ridge, Town Center and River Hill, as well as parts of Clarksville, Highland, Fulton and North Laurel. It’s a diverse district with many distinct neighborhoods as well as farms, the Middle Patuxent River Environmental Area, the Rocky Gorge Reservoir, major employers like the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and Howard County General Hospital, 17 schools, 3 fire stations, the Southern District Police Station, Howard Community College, the Central Library, Merriweather Post Pavilion and The Mall in Columbia. Most importantly, it has the most wonderful people living within its boundaries.

As you look through this site, you will find information on many of the communities within the district, maps, helpful resources and safety tips, the weekly newsletter and photos from around the district.


Recent Events Around Town
Merriweather Transfer Ceremony
Merriweather Transfer Ceremony
Councilperson Mary Kay Sigaty takes the stage at the Merriweather Transfer Ceremony on November 30, 2016.
Merriweather Transfer Ceremony
Merriweather Transfer Ceremony
Mary Kay Sigaty takes part in the Merriweather Transfer Ceremony with Louis Ulman, Board Member of the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission.
Art Resolution
Art Resolution
Mary Kay Sigaty presents student artists with a Resolution during the Legislative Session on October 5, 2016. Student artwork is on display in the Banneker Room.
Howard County Association of Realtors Grand Opening
Howard County Association of Realtors Grand Opening
Councilpersons Mary Kay Sigaty, Calvin Ball, and Jen Terrasa welcome new business at the HCAR Grand Opening on September 8, 2016.
James Vannoy's Retirement
James Vannoy's Retirement
Councilpersons Mary Kay Sigaty and Calvin Ball proudly celebrate James Vannoy's 17 years of public service with the Office of Law on August 24, 2016.
National Night Out
National Night Out
Howard County Council recognizes National Night Out during a special legislative session on July 29, 2016 and commends its observance by the Police Department.
Naturalization Ceremony
Naturalization Ceremony
Councilpersons Mary Kay Sigaty, Calvin Ball, and Jon Weinstein congratulate participants in the FIRN-sponsored Naturalization Ceremony on June 18, 2016.
Juneteenth's 150th Anniversary
Juneteenth's 150th Anniversary
Mary Kay Sigaty celebrates Juneteenth’s 150th Anniversary at Historic Oakland, near the Howard County Center of African American Culture, on June 17, 2016.
Juneteenth Honorary Resolution
Juneteenth Honorary Resolution
Councilpersons Mary Kay Sigaty and Calvin Ball present a Resolution in honor of Juneteenth on June 17, 2016.
Cedar Lane School Commencement
Cedar Lane School Commencement
Mary Kay Sigaty and Greg Fox wear yellow carnations in honor of the Cedar Lane School Commencement on May 27, 2016. Congratulations to all!
Cedar Lane Student
Cedar Lane Student
Parents joyfully congratulate students for their accomplishments at the Cedar Lane Commencement on May 27, 2016.
Personal Finance Challenge
Personal Finance Challenge
The Howard County Council congratulates Dr. Halbach's ARL students on May 26, 2016 on being the MD & National Personal Finance Challenge Champs.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Mary Kay Sigaty works with the other Councilpersons, MD Comptroller Peter Franchot, and County Executive Allan Kittleman get additional funding for Merriweather.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Councilpersons Mary Kay Sigaty and Calvin Ball discuss funding options for Merriweather Post with Jonathan K. Branch on May 4, 2016.
  • Merriweather Transfer Ceremony
  • Merriweather Transfer Ceremony
  • Art Resolution
  • Howard County Association of Realtors Grand Opening
  • James Vannoy's Retirement
  • National Night Out
  • Naturalization Ceremony
  • Juneteenth's 150th Anniversary
  • Juneteenth Honorary Resolution
  • Cedar Lane School Commencement
  • Cedar Lane Student
  • Personal Finance Challenge
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion