Williamson To Take Over As Kenly Mayor

Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Williamson will be sworn in this week as the new Kenly mayor replacing David Grady who resigned on March 6th. Photo courtesy Town of Kenly

The Kenly Town Council has decided to appoint their mayor pro tem as mayor. Pending her oath of office this week, Bonnie Williamson will take over as the Town of Kenly Mayor. She will replace David Grady who resigned suddenly on March 6th. His resignation took effect immediately.

In his resignation letter, 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… 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.”

Williamson will take over Grady’s term which is set to expire in December 2017. Williamson’s vacant council seat is also up for election this Fall. The town board will meet in April to discuss how to fill her open council seat, according to Town Manager Greg Dunham.