Laurie-Anne Sayles, Vice-Chair, Governance Committee, Development Committee

  • Elected in 2017 as the first African American Councilperson for the Gaithersburg City Council. Currently serves in this capacity while managing her own event planning company.
  • Previously served as Communications Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy, and in the public health arena for the National Institutes of Health coordinating communications for clinical trials
  • Recently elected by her peers as the incoming At-Large member of the NLC Board of Directors, and incoming Vice Chair of the Chesapeake Bay & Water Resources Policy Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Immediate past Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee
  • Political Action Chair for the Black Ministers Conference of Montgomery County
  • In 2018, Councilmember Sayles was honored as one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland
  • Long-time member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, MD