Sea Isle City installed Mary Tighe, the first female city council president, in the town's history on July 1. According to an article in the Cape May County Herald,
In the past, Sea Isle has had one female commissioner, however since voters chose a Mayor/Council form of government in 2007, Tighe has been the sole female elected official working for the resort, and she continues to serve as one of the original five council members who were first elected to office when the change of government took place three years ago.
Tighe is replacing City Council President Bill Kehner, who will continue to serve the community as a regular council member. Typically, council presidents serve one year terms before passing the baton to their successors, and the council vice-presidency is changed every three months.
A graduate from Radford University in Virginia, where she earned a B.S.N. and also a minor degree in psychology, Tighe currently works at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, where she is a member of the Medical-Surgical unit. She is a member of Cape May County’s SANE Program, where she assists sexual abuse victims, and she is an independent contractor for the county coroner’s office. In her spare time, Tighe is also a board member for the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City.
“I look forward to continually providing an open and transparent government, and working with the community to help make Sea Isle City the best place to live and work,” said the new council president. “We have an aggressive capital plan with many positive projects that will further make the town more appealing to visitors and residents alike. There are many new and exciting prospects on our horizon.”
Seawinds would like to congratulate Mary Tighe on her new position. We wish you the best of luck!
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