City officials recognized Cinnamen Fisher, who clocked 196 hours of volunteerism with city staff, as the city's top volunteer for 2011.
Fisher volunteered in the city administrator's office, and was later hired as an employee.
In a statement, Mayor Craig Moe said, "I know the critical importance of our volunteers and the time and effort they commit to our citizens is appreciated. ... Each one of our volunteers contributes in some way to the betterment of all of our lives and the city's staff appreciates their assistance."
For information on becoming a city volunteer, go to http://www.laurel.md.us and click on volunteer, or call 301-725-5300, ext. 2109.