Howard flaunts civic pride [Letter]

September 28, 2014

In response to the letter from Susan Garber of Laurel ("Self-serving self promotion in Howard County," Sept. 24), the new banners installed along county roads were created in the spirit of civic pride, not tourism, and were inspired by a local business man who is passionate about his community.

Over the years, Howard County has accumulated many accolades and awards. Often, the citizens and businesses that call Howard County home affirm that the very reasons they choose Howard County are its top schools, top libraries, top parks and family-friendly quality of life.

With great leadership, the county's many departments and agencies routinely work together in partnership — in good times and in difficult times — for the benefit of its citizens.

Howard County from its beginnings has been home to forward thinking leaders from the Ellicotts to James Rouse who famously said "if it ought to be, it can be." Howard County is a community that beckons dreamers and doers to come together and make Maryland an even better place to live, work and play.

Rachelina Bonacci, Ellicott City

The writer is CEO of Howard County Tourism & Promotion.

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