Columbia Association Recognized in Baltimore Sun, Healthy Howard Workplace Awards

CA Logo 4Columbia Association (CA) is pleased to announce that CA has recently been selected as a great workplace by The Baltimore Sun and a healthy workplace by Healthy Howard.

“These are great honors,” said Michael Collins, CA’s chief human resource officer. “These honors show that the many benefits and programs offered to our team members support our most valuable resource — the employees who make CA the great organization that it is.

“We will continue to seek ways to make CA an even better place to work,” Collins added.

The Baltimore Sun placed CA on its list of the Top 100 workplaces, which was published in early December. CA was ranked No. 14 in the category of “large employers.” This award is based solely on employee feedback, which was provided through a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics L.L.P.

The Baltimore Sun’s full list is available at this link.

CA was also recently awarded a gold certification from Healthy Howard’s Healthy Workplaces program. Those honored can receive bronze, silver and gold certifications.

CA has now participated for four of the program’s five years, also earning bronze certifications in 2010 and 2011, and a silver certification in 2012. Healthy Howard recognized 74 Howard County businesses this year for their commitment to improving employee health and well-being; a total of 21 received gold certifications.

“Columbia Association’s wellness program is entitled Vitality and is a comprehensive wellness program that educates, assists and motivates individuals to engage in healthier lifestyles,” said Healthy Howard’s summary for CA. “It boasts a data-driven approach to changing behavior based on an actuarial science model with proven results in achieving individuals’ meaningful and measurable health improvement.

“The interactive, web-based engagement program is personalized for every individual across the health continuum with a full range of verified activities that reward positive change with appropriate incentives, including lowered health care premiums and monetary/gift awards. There are also many wellness activities and educational materials available for employees via CA’s employee assistance program, LifeWorks.”

For more information on Healthy Howard, go to

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at


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