Georgetown council seeking to fill Fourth Ward vacancy by March

GEORGETOWN – The town of Georgetown is seeking to fill a council vacancy by March following the resignation of David R. Anderson, who resigned his position as Fourth Ward council member effective immediately.

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DAVID R. ANDERSON

The reason indicated for the resignation was personal reasons, according to a press release received Wednesday evening from Georgetown Town Manager Eugene Dvornick .

At the time of his resignation, Mr. Anderson was in the second year of a two-year term on council. The current term expires in May 2016.

The town council is now seeking interested individuals to serve the remainder of the term.

In accordance with the town charter, town council has the authority to appoint an individual to complete the remainder of the term with a majority vote of the remaining members of the town council.

Qualifications for the office require the town councilperson from the Fourth Ward shall be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen, a State of Delaware resident, a bona fide resident of the town of Georgetown and a bona fide resident of the Fourth Ward, according to Mr. Dvornick.

Georgetown’s Fourth Ward encompasses an the area within the town limits south of the centerline of West Market Street and west of the centerline of South Bedford Street.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest indicating their qualifications, background, and any other knowledge, skills, abilities, or interests that would be beneficial to the town council.

Letters of interest should be sent to the attention of: Gene Dvornick, Town Manager, 39 The Circle, Georgetown, Delaware 19947 by Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

This position will be formally filled for a two-year term (2016-18) during the next municipal election, set for May 14, 2016.  The deadline for filing a notice of candidacy is April 22, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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