Maryland Counties Association Elects Howard County Executive Ball as First Vice President


In 2012, Ball founded the Diversity Caucus, the first statewide caucus for county elected officials of color. This caucus empowers and responds to issues affecting the most vulnerable communities and constituencies by advocating for legislation and policies that benefit the people they represent. When the caucus began, less than 25% of county officials were people of color.

About the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo):
MACo is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving the county governments of Maryland by articulating their needs and ideas to the Maryland General Assembly. Association members are county elected officials and representatives from Maryland’s 23 counties and the city of Baltimore. MACo members determine Association policy and positions on executive and legislative proposals through an elected Board of Directors and a Legislative Committee. Through MACo’s advocacy, training, educational programs and annual conferences, members have endless opportunities to improve their ability to serve their residents. More information and conference program updates are available at


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