Ms. Christian L. Pulley is the first African American to hold the position of City Administrator in the history of City of Laurel! She is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and began her tenure with the City in 2008; and has held several positions in the Economic and Community Development Department including Director. In her most recent role as Deputy City Administrator, she was responsible for the day-to- day operations of the City. Prior to joining the City of Laurel, Ms. Pulley worked as an Outreach Associate with the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in Washington, DC. In this role, she worked with Coalition members in 16 states and the District of Columbia on membership matters and affordable housing policy.
Ms. Pulley is an active member of the Inter City County Management Association (ICMA) and American Planning Association (APA). She holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Morgan State University, as well as a BA in Urban Studies from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Ms. Pulley is a New Jersey native, who loves to travel and attend live musical performances in her free time. Ms. Pulley considers Laurel a growing city with a small-town feel.