Donna L. Crary, Council Member

Donna L. Crary

Councilmember, Ward 2

City Council Member, Donna L. Crary, was elected to the City Council in September 2008.  She is currently serving her fourth two-year term.  She was elected Council President on November 28, 2011.

Council Member Crary was born raised in Windsor, Vermont. She came to Maryland in 1985 and raised her son Joel here in Laurel. She is an active member of St. Philips Episcopal Church on Main Street.

Ms. Crary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowie State University in 1989 and earned her Juris Doctor Degree from University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992. She opened a general practice law firm, concentrating on estate planning on Main Street in 1995 and moved the practice to Fourth Street and Montrose Avenue in 1998.

For the last eight years Donna has served on many committees for the City volunteering where needed. She served on the Board of Appeals from 2004-2008. Additionally, she has served on the Green Building Task Force since 2007. She is currently chair of the Community Redevelopment Authority, focusing on redevelopment in the Main Street area.  She has been a member of the National League of Cities Community Economic Development since 2009.  She has been a member of the Maryland Municipal League Hometown Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council since 2011 and was elected to her 7th term on the Maryland Municipal League Board in June 2016.  She was elected to the Prince George’s County Central Committee in 2014.

Ms. Crary is a member of the Maryland State, Prince George's Bar Association (s) and Treasurer for the Laurel Bar Association. She was appointed to the Women's Network Action Committee for the 5th Congressional District by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in June 2008.


If you would like to contact Council Member Crary, please call 301-725-5300, or email at [email protected].


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