Record Turnout at 2016 Kittleman Family Picnic
On a beautifully mild autumn afternoon, approximately 550 friends, family, and neighbors from all over Howard County turned out for the 10th Annual Kittleman Family Picnic.
On the menu may have been a variety of great food provided by several local restaurants, but the real headliner was the County Executive himself, who in 2016 successfully managed the County’s responses to series of extraordinary weather-related events sure to be the subject of conversation for years to come.
Those in attendance were anxious to hear Allan speak about what it was like during the historic snow storm last February and the responses to the tornado that hit portions of Western Howard County in May, and the thousand-year flood that crippled Ellicott City on July 30th.
“2016 has been a year many of us will never forget. I’m getting concerned after this year….the joke will soon become, ‘Elect Kittleman, disaster will follow!’” quipped Kittleman.
“Events like this where people turn out to support the work we are doing in the community is as motivating as it is humbling. I am truely greateful.”
– Allan Kittleman
Allan spoke candidly about his experience leading a workforce of 2,800 and recapped several of his Administration’s early accomplishments.
Allan also spoke about his collaboration with Governor Hogan on the effort to widen Rt. 32 from Hwy 108 to Linden Church Road and mentioned the bipartisan effort to secure federal funds to assist in the #ECStrong effort on Main Street Ellicott City. And he spoke his Administration’s commitment to run a lean, efficient government worthy of its AAA Credit Rating.
As the County Executive welcomed attendees, he mentioned his father, the late Senator Robert Kittleman who originally purchased the farm and used it to operate a cattle farm. The  114 acres of land is as scenic as any in Central Maryland with rolling hills, a large pond, and a wide variety of wildlife.
“I am very grateful for the trust you have instilled in me as County Executive.” said Kittleman to cheers and applause.
“In our first two years, we’ve managed to get some things done that will bring about meaningful progress to Howard County…but much work remains. I have as much resolve today as I did the day I was sworn into office.”
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