Kenly Mayor Resigns

David Grady the Mayor of the Town of Kenly has resigned.

Mayor Grady submitted his letter of resignation to the town board on Monday. It took effect immediately.

Grady said, “This past term has been difficult for me, and I do not feel I need to be a part of the planning processes going forward. My objectivity on the future decisions will not be good for the planning that must be done.”

In his letter Grady said, “I know that in my “self” reflection, I do not feel like I have been a very effective leader for our community the past couple of years.”

“I will continue to support your efforts as the Council, and I personally thank all of you for your support during my tenure as Mayor. I have the utmost respect for all of you being willing to serve our community.”

Grady concluded his resignation letter by saying, “There are many issues that need to be addressed, and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you move forward.”

Grady’s term was set to expire in December 2017.


Kenly Town Manager Greg Dunham said the Town Council will meet on Monday night and the topic of the mayor will be the first item on the agenda.

The town has a mayor pro tem, Bonnie Williamson, but state statute does not require that she be appointed as mayor.  Any council member could be appointed. Photo courtesy Town of