To the Editor:
As this year draws to a close, the city of Cumberland marks the retirement of two exceptional community leaders from their elected posts, Councilman Butch Hendershot and Councilwoman Mary Beth Pirolozzi.
Butch has served as an elected councilman for 18 years, leading through challenging fiscal times and times of community controversy. He developed “Let’s Beautify Cumberland,” and has been a community leader throughout his lifetime.
I have frequently told him that I hardly remember a time when “Hendershot” wasn’t on the city council.
Mary Beth has served with distinction on the Council, but also served for decades as a community leader in Annapolis, working with two state senators. She works even now, leading the non-profit County United Way, and has dedicated much of her life to community service.
Butch and Mary Beth have both spent their lifetimes working for this community that they each call home.
The Dec. 18 city council meeting will be their last official public meeting. Both will be recognized for their service and dedication and I encourage the public to attend to say “Thank you” to these two stellar public servants. The meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. at City Hall.
Thank you for your service to our community, Butch and Mary Beth. It has been a great pleasure and honor to serve and work along with you to improve our community!
Mayor Brian K. Grim