"Thanks once again devoting your time to the students in Howard County!  I'm always impressed by your generosity." ~Mary Curtain, Howard High School


"Please join MWMCA in thanking Howard County Councilman Calvin Ball for his making Howard County an exemplar for opportunity. Councilman Ball, demonstrated courage, wisdom, and vision by leading Council Resolution 181 to law and opening up minority and women business inclusion in Howard County, Maryland" ~Wayne R. Frazier, Sr., MWMCA President.

"Thank you so much 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

"Words cannot express the gratitude, the respect and honor you showed me and my family." ~ Dr. B

"Thanks so much for reminding me that it is way better to expend energy on the people that have provided a positive impact (such as you). Thank you for all of the support you have given to HCPSS stakeholders!" 

"Thank you for allowing me to have the opportunity to intern for you Dr. Ball!  this experience has truly enabled me to see what a career in local politics may bring and I couldn't be more excited!" ~Lisa, Summer 2017 Intern

"Thank you so much for this opportunity to intern in your office this summer.  My internship experience and learning about your job made my passion for government and community serivce grow extremely.  Your dedication to not only constituents, but all residents of Howard County really inspires me to work for my goals and one day hold an office in some level of government, whether that be local, state or even national.  I admire your work and committment to ensuring a safe and accepting society for the people of Howard County.  Thank you for everything you've done for me and this beautiful county. ~Rachel, Summer 2017 Intern

"It feels good knowing that our elected officials, our representatives, keep in your minds our students, and the parents and teachers who tirelessly strive to improve their education, experiences, and morality." ~CCES PTA President

"Thank you for joining our residents for pumpkin painting and decorating...all of us are enjoying the cheerful vibe the decorations add to our community room." ~Winter Growth


"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 

"As a Howard County resident, I want to personally thank you for voting in favor of clean water and dedicated funding for watershed protection." ~ Jenny, Ellicott City

"I'm an Ellicott City resident now for approaching 20 years ... and your effective communication on pending legislations, County activities and now this construction update are unprecedented during my time here and very well received by me.  My sincere salute to you and your team to prepare and disseminate these occasional updates. Do know they are valued to me and I'm certain many of your constituents." ~ David, Ellicott City


"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