Released on February 26, 2020 - 12:56pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to introduce our first Black History Month Spotlight, Laurel’s own At-Large Councilmember Valerie M.A. Nicholas.

Councilmember Nicholas was appointed by the Laurel City Council to complete the remaining six-month term of a retiring Councilmember. 

In November 2011, she was the first African American female to be appointed, and then elected, to the Laurel City Council. In November 2019, she was re-elected to her fifth term, winning the most votes in the City. To date, she is undefeated!

Councilmember Nicholas served as Council President Pro Tem from November 2016 to November 2019.

Councilmember Nicholas currently serves as Chair of the CAC for Persons with Disabilities, serves as a member of the City of Laurel Tree Board and a member of the City of Laurel Homelessness Task Force. 

She previously served on the National League of Cities Human Development Committee.

Thank you Councilmember Nicholas for your tireless efforts on behalf of the residents of Laurel!

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