City Council Member, Donna L. Crary, was elected to her first term on September 9, 2008 and was sworn into office on October 6th, 2008.
Council Member Crary was born raised in Windsor, Vermont. She came to Maryland in 1985 and raised her son Joel here in Laurel. She is an active member of St. Philips Episcopal Church on Main Street.
Ms. Crary received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowie State University in 1989 and Juris Doctor degree from University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992. She opened a general practice law firm, concentrating on estate planning on Main Street in 1995 and moved the practice to Fourth Street and Montrose Avenue in 1998.
For the last seven years Donna has served on many committees for the City volunteering where needed. She has served on the Board of Appeals since 2004. Additionally, she has served on the Green Building Task Force since 2007. She is currently the Chair of the Community Redevelopment Authority.
Ms. Crary is a member of the Maryland State, Prince George's Bar Association (s) and Treasurer for the Laurel Bar Association. She was appointed to the Women's Network Action Committee for the Congressional 5th District by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in June 2008. She was elected to serve on the Prince George's Democratic Central Committee in 2014.