North Beach, MD –  On Thursday, Dec. 8, North Beach Town Councilman Kenneth D. Wilcox, made the following statement about resigning at the end of Dec. 2016 from the Town Council:

Today is bittersweet for me as I announce that I am resigning my seat on the Town Council of North Beach. Last January, the United States Department of State hired me as a Foreign Service Officer to represent the United States overseas. I have been nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate as a diplomat for the United States. My training in Washington is ending. I will leave for my first post at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico soon. I am proud of what the Mayor and the Town Council have accomplished since 2010. We have brought to our residents and visitors the growth, financial security, environmental sustainability and infrastructure development that will help North Beach thrive for years to come. 

We have worked hard over the past six years to make North Beach truly the jewel of the Chesapeake. I am particularly proud that the citizens chose to elect me as a newcomer in the community in 2010 and reelect me in 2014. I am proud of my contributions in ending dog breed discrimination, in creating three new parks, in renovating the Boardwalk, in improving our beach, and, especially, in replacing the playground boat on the beach.

More than anything, I am grateful to have served and developed relationships with the citizens of North Beach. I take comfort in knowing while I embark on this new career opportunity that my family will remain in the community that has embraced us. Our fellow neighbors are some of the greatest people in the world. Southern Maryland will always be our home. Finally, I want to thank Mayor Mark Frazer and the current members of the Town Council and staff of North Beach and the Southern Maryland municipal community for the opportunity to be part of their team. My work on behalf of the citizens of North Beach has been a great honor.

Kenneth D. Wilcox, North Beach Town Councilman