ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has released the following statement on Columbia being named the “Safest City in America” for the second year in a row by WalletHub.
“As we commemorate our first year in office this week, it is an incredible honor for Howard County and Columbia to be named “Safest City in America” by WalletHub for the second consecutive year. I want to thank our police officers, firefighters and paramedics, social workers, community advocates, and engaged residents for working together to achieve this honor for our community once again.
My vision for Howard County is to innovatively expand opportunity and foster the best quality of life for all who live, work, or visit Howard County while ensuring we efficiently, effectively, and respectfully serves our residents, businesses, and visitors. For every resident of our county to live their best life, they must not only be safe, but also feel safe in their homes, their neighborhoods and throughout all of Howard County.
This accolade is a testament to the excellent quality of life we cherish in Howard County. However, we must and we will continue to do better and make sure every community in Howard County is the safest it can be.”