Released on May 24, 2023 - 4:20pm



After a successful inaugural course, and armed with the first participants’ suggestions, the Laurel Citizen’s University is coming back better than ever!

Our first group of citizens had high accolades for the program and said they gained a better understanding of how local government functions, through participation and interaction with our Government staff.

If you would like to familiarize yourself with the purpose, process and structure of your local government, then this course is for you. Seats go fast for this FREE training, so sign up quickly!

The first session will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2023, and will go for 5-weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00pm, ending with a Graduation at a Mayor and City Council Meeting:

  • Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023
  • Graduation: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Registration is limited to 20 participants, with selection made on a first-come, first-serve basis for any City of Laurel resident or business owner 18 years of age or older. Participants may not currently hold a position as an elected official or seek office during the duration of the program.

Sessions are free and include all course materials, a graduation ceremony, a class photo and a diploma upon completion. Make sure you are able to make all the sessions. We can allow for missing ONE SESSION ONLY during the program.

To register or learn more, call Christina Cornwell at 301-725-5300 ext. 2232 or email at [email protected]. Get ready to have some fun and learn more about your local government!

The City of Laurel is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible training atmosphere. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Christina Cornwell at 301-725-5300 ext. 2232 or email [email protected]. All requests must be submitted by August 15, 2023. We will attempt to accommodate late requests; however, we cannot guarantee they will be met.


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