Councilman Keith R. Sydnor, Ward 2

Keith R. Sydnor

Councilmember, Ward 2

Keith Sydnor is a dynamic and motivating leader who is dedicated to the progress of people, his country, and his community.  Born and raised in Petersburg Virginia, Keith has been a resident of Laurel, Maryland since 2003.

Keith has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years.  He is currently a Pretrial Services Officer for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia.   He has served as a Correctional Officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a Correctional Officer for the Virginia Department of Corrections, and a Deputy Sheriff for Petersburg, VA Sheriff’s Office.  Having served 24 years, he is a retired Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy.  His illustrious military career includes two deployments to the Persian Gulf; a 2001 mobilization for Operation Noble Eagle (9/11); and two deployments to Kuwait for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He has visited five continents, and with patience and resolve has displayed a willingness to learn about and understand other cultures. 

In addition to his human service career and military service, Keith serves as the Vice President of the Board for Vistas II Laurel Lakes Condominium Association; Chairman of the Veterans Committee of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1456; as an International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) 134 High School Basketball Official; and a Washington District Football Officials Association (WDFOA) High School Football Official.  He has also devoted his time as a motivational speaker for runaway teens in transitional living, an elementary school lunch buddy, a youth football coach, a mentor for the Big Brother/Big Sisters Program, a mentor for at-risk high school dropouts through the Maryland Free State Challenge Academy, and a volunteer referee for the Maryland State Special Olympics.

Always authentic and loyal to his team, Keith has heart to serve.  A published author, Keith is an alumnus of Virginia State University and a Certified Addictions Counselor in the District of Columbia. 

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