Rehoboth Beach swears in a new commissioner during Friday afternoon’s Board of Commissioners meeting.
New Rehoboth resident Steve Scheffer joins the six member Rehoboth board.
He fills a vacancy that was created when Commissioner Kathy McGuiness was elected as State Auditor in November.
McGuiness submitted her letter of resignation earlier this month. She’s already been sworn in as Deputy Auditor to help manage the office while departing State Auditor Tom Wagner deals with health issues.
Rehoboth Mayor Paul Kuhns nominated Scheffer to fill McGuiness’s seat and that appointment was immediately confirmed by a 6-0 Board vote.
“My qualifications are that I’ve been a long-time visitor of Rehoboth Beach. My wife and I recently moved here at the end of March 2017; we absolutely love the community. And I want to be involved in helping make an already great community even a little bit better if possible,” said Scheffer.
He says he hopes to bring a fresh set of eyes to the Board of Commissioners.
“I don’t have all the history of Rehoboth Beach, although I’m learning as much as I can to make sure that we preserve all the great history of the City. But I’m just looking forward to listening to what the residents, the property owners, the business owners have to say - their concerns,” Scheffer said.
Scheffer will complete McGuiness’ term, which expires in August 2020.
He lists parking and traffic flow among his main concerns as he takes office.