A SMART government is one that:
Provides a Strong Commitment to Education from Cradle to Career
Ensures More Affordable Living.
Builds Access to Opportunity
Focuses on the Recovery from the Pandemic & Revitalization of Our Economy
Tackles Climate Change Through through Equitable transportation initiatives
Maryland native Laurie-Anne Sayles proudly calls Gaithersburg, a Character Counts “Tree City”, home. Laurie-Anne is a life-long public servant and envisions a more inclusive, informed and innovative Gaithersburg, led by a responsive and conscientious government
Laurie-Anne is an active member on the City of Gaithersburg’s Economic & Business Development Committee, focused on finding ways to sustain and attract businesses, promote investments in older commercial areas, and support transit-oriented smart growth and job development initiatives.
Finishing her first year of a 4-year term, Laurie-Anne was elected by her peers to serve as President of Windbrooke Condominiums Board of Directors. Laurie-Anne has spent over six years on the Montgomery County Community Action Board (the County’s anti-poverty advocacy board) appointed by County Executive Isiah Leggett, currently representing the City of Gaithersburg.
As a long-serving member of the PTA and NAACP Parent Council Liaison for the Gaithersburg High School community, Laurie-Anne has advocated for smaller class sizes, school construction funding and access to affordable college and career preparedness education. Given her passion for improving access to opportunity, Laurie-Anne was recruited to represent Gaithersburg schools as a member of the MCPS Roundtable on Gaithersburg Cluster Overcrowding, tasked with making recommendations to address overcrowding in area schools, especially at the elementary school level.
Laurie-Anne is also past President of a countywide civic engagement organization dedicated to increasing voter participation and cultivating the next generation of leaders.
Laurie-Anne previously served as an appointed member of the Gaithersburg Education Enrichment Committee, working with colleagues to allocate grant funds to subsidize after school activities and programs to meet the diverse educational needs of City of Gaithersburg residents attending schools in Gaithersburg.
A first-generation Jamaican-American born and raised in Maryland, Laurie-Anne proudly calls Gaithersburg, a Character Counts City, her home where she lives with her daughter Mikaylah, a
graduating senior at Gaithersburg High School.
Laurie-Anne is ready to get to work for the residents of Gaithersburg and believes that together we can make the City of Gaithersburg an even better community to live, work, play, and raise a family.