Laurie-Anne Sayles, 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
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