Morris joins Bethany Beach council in electionless 2015


Bethany Beach will not hold town council elections in 2015. With three seats up for election this year, only three candidates filed to run: incumbents Joseph Healy and Chuck Peterson, and resident Jerry Morris, who will fill the seat held by Jerry Dorfman. The seats have two-year terms.

Morris has served on the Town’s Non-Residential Design Review Committee since October of 2014, as the liaison from the Planning Commission.

He is the commission’s vice-chair, as well as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee and Fourth of July Parade Committee. He has also served on the board of directors for the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market and the Bethany Beach Landowners’ Association.

Healy, Peterson and Morris will be sworn in ahead of the October council meeting.

In 2016, there will be four seats up for election, currently held by Jack Gordon, Lew Killmer, Bruce Frye and Rosemary Hardiman.