The Laurel Historical Society (LHS) recently elected officers and added a member to its board of directors.

The newly elected officers are Denise Redmond, president, and Robert Mignon, treasurer; Beth West is joining the board. Their terms began July 1 and will run through June 2024.

Redmond has served on the LHS board of directors since 2020 and is a longtime community volunteer with the Woman’s Club of Laurel, the West Laurel Civic Association and Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also an award-winning realtor with Long and Foster Realtor Real Estate.

Mignon is a long-time Laurel businessman and former owner of Minuteman Press franchises in Laurel and Beltsville. He is active in the Lions Club, and with The Laurel Board of Trade and Side By Side. 

Three LHS officers were reelected, including Alicia Fields, vice president, who joined the board in 2016 and is with Sandy Spring Bank; Melanie Dzwonchyk, recording secretary, a former LHS president and former editor of the Laurel Leader; and Amy Dunham, corresponding secretary, who is a physical education teacher with Prince George’s Public Schools and is based at Laurel Elementary. 

West, who is serving her first term on the board, is a longtime LHS volunteer. She is a government information specialist at the National Institutes of Health and volunteers with the Woman’s Club of Laurel.

Board members Mike Boivin, Larry Eldridge, Marlene Frazier, Michelle Keating, Karen Lubieniecki and Margie McCeney were reelected for the current term.