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Dec 21

     Mayor Craig A. Moe would like to extend his congratulations to the Citizen Corps of Prince George’s County. The Federal Emergency management Administration has awarded the Prince George’s County Citizen Corps Volunteers, of which an employee of the City is Chairman and Laurel is a part, the 2009 F.E.M.A. Region III Leading by Example Award.

     The award recognizes the Citizen Corps for dedicated service and tireless commitment to engaging and education of City of Laurel and Prince George’s County residents about what to do and what it means to be prepared for emergencies.

     Laurel’s Citizen Corps volunteers, in 2009, gave their time when Vice President Biden spoke on the Economic Stimulus Funds that would be given to Maryland at the Laurel MARC Train station; the visit by the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, to Scotchtown Hills Elementary during National Preparedness month in September; and numerous exercises, training and community outreach were conducted in the City and Prince George’s County.

     Maryland placed second in the nation and of the 113 Emergency Preparedness exercises, events and training done in Maryland, Prince George’s County conducted more than 25% of those emergency preparedness exercises which lead to the City of Laurel and Prince George’s County receiving a proclamation from FEMA for the tireless work done to keep the citizens of Laurel and Prince George’s County prepared and aware.

     Mayor Craig A. Moe is very proud of the City of Laurel and wanted to share with all its residents the gratifying news that their government officials have been recognized for all of their dedicated work to ensure the citizens of Laurel are well care for. For more information, please call 301-725-5300 ext. 244.

For Immediate Release
December 21, 2009
Contact:   James Collins, Public Information Officer
               301-725-5300, ext. 244
               E-Mail: [email protected]

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