Thomas F. Carney Sworn in as the Mayor of Delray Beach


Thomas F. Carney was sworn in to serve as the Mayor for the City of Delray Beach during the City Commission’s Regular Meeting on January 3, 2013. Mayor Carney will complete the unexpired term of Mayor Nelson “Woodie” McDuffie, which runs through March 28, 2013. Mayor McDuffie was required to resign prior to qualifying to serve as the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections per state law (“Resign to Run” law). Carney, a Delray Beach resident since 1995, was first elected to the Delray Beach City Commission on March 8, 2011. Mayor Carney earned his B.S. degree from Spring Hill College as well as a law degree from Boston College and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Georgetown University Law School. Christina Morrison was selected by the City Commission to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Thomas F. Carney (Seat #1), which runs through March 28, 2013. Commissioner Morrison is a licensed real estate broker with over 30 years of experience and has served on several civic and real estate boards including the City of Delray Beach’s Site Plan Review and Appearance Board (SPRAB) and the Financial Review Board, where she served as the Chair. Following the retirement of long-time City Manager David T. Harden, the City Commission appointed Assistant City Manager Douglas E. Smith as the City’s Interim City Manager effective Friday, January 4, 2013 [Pursuant to Section 4.02(C) of the City Charter]. Smith has worked in local government since 1995 and has served as an Assistant City Manager for Delray Beach for the past seven (7) years (since September 2005). Prior to his time with the City of Delray Beach, he served as the Assistant Village Manager and Acting Village Manager for the City of North Palm Beach.

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