Procopio resigns from Sharpsburg Council seat
Sharpsburg will have a new face on borough council this year after all.
Renee Procopio resigned her position on council late last month.
She was scheduled to be sworn in for a third four-year term on Monday during the borough's reorganization meeting.
She won reelection to her seat in November, along with incumbents Lou Costanzo, Karen Pastor and Anthony Sacco. The four Democrats defeated Beth Strain in the May primary for spots on the November ballot.
Procopio's resignation letter cites “unforeseen circumstances” in her personal life as the reason for her resignation.
The resignation took effect Dec. 31. Council formally accepted it Monday night.
In her letter, she wrote that she was grateful for being able to serve her community.
“I am proud of what I was able to accomplish during the years I served, and I know in my heart that I made each and every decision based on what I believed was best for Sharpsburg,” she wrote.
Procopio also expressed regret for not being able to fulfill the term she was elected for.
“I sincerely apologize for not fulfilling the upcoming term to which I was recently elected,” she wrote.
Pastor unanimously was chosen as the new council president. Councilman Matthew Rudzki was chosen as vice president.
Anyone interested in the open council seat can submit a letter of interest to the borough office by Jan. 20. The office is located at 1611 Main Street.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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