Lewes council bids farewell to Carolyn Jones

Councilwoman plans to stay connected to community, golf
May 21, 2024

Councilwoman Carolyn Jones wrapped up her tenure on Lewes City Council, attending her last official meeting May 13. Jones decided to retire instead of running for another three-year term.

“It’s been quite an experience,” she said. “I tried to do as much as I could for the short time I was here.”

Mayor Andrew Williams and city council presented Jones with a proclamation listing her numerous achievements. They include negotiating cooperation between the city and the Lewes Board of Public Works, and playing an integral role in contract negotiations with the police department. She was also responsible for getting the Lewes Line pilot program up and running.

“We all have our differences, but we all come together when we need to get work done,” Jones said.

Jones served several nonprofits, including Big Brothers-Big Sisters, First Tee, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market and the Lewes Public Library.

Williams said Jones’ impact goes beyond being a selfless, respected and effective leader.

“I went through a tough time this year with the loss of my brother and you were a special person to me at that time,” Williams said. “We try not to take this stuff personally, but I’m glad we got to know each other.”

Jones said she looks forward to hitting the golf course and enjoying retirement.

“I look forward to time with my other half, because we’ve earned it. But, you will see me in the hood,” Jones said.

Lewes Planning Commissioner Amy Marasco was elected to take over Jones’ seat. Marasco will be sworn in at 10 a.m., Monday, May 20, at city hall. Deputy Mayor Khalil Saliba will also be sworn in for another term.

At that meeting, mayor and city council is scheduled to consider Marylinda Maddi to fill Marasco’s seat on the planning commission.


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