Released on November 12, 2021 - 12:36pm



Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe and the City Council adopted  Ordinance No. 1979 on June 28, 2021 making Juneteenth Freedom Day an official City of Laurel Holiday and called for the creation of a Juneteenth Planning Committee.


Now Mayor Moe is looking for volunteers for an Executive Committee to plan for a community-wide celebration in June of 2022.  After that, it will become an annual event.


Juneteenth is a federal holiday marking the day that federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 and enslaved people there realized they were free.  That happened two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.


Volunteers who are interested in serving on the Juneteenth Executive Committee (See attached resolution that created the committee) are asked to send a brief personal resume to the Mayor’s Office via email, mail, or they can drop it off at the Municipal Center at 8103 Sandy Spring Road in Laurel.


Interested citizens are asked to please make sure that their full name, address, phone number and email address be included on their resume.


There are twelve (12) spots to  fill.


Resumes or questions may be sent to: [email protected] The contact is Ana Navarro, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the Mayor.



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