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Open Seat: Jeffrey Baltimore Resigns from Harrisburg City Council

Jeffrey Baltimore, far left, at a recent Harrisburg City Council meeting.

Harrisburg City Councilman Jeffrey Baltimore announced his resignation today from Harrisburg’s seven-member City Council.

In his resignation letter, Baltimore said he made this “difficult” decision after “person reflection” and “deliberation with his family,” according to Joyce Davis, the city’s communications director. He further said that he was “proud” to have served with “a creative, talented, caring and enthusiastic team” on council, Davis stated.

Baltimore was appointed to his council seat in 2014 following the death of Councilwoman Eugenia Smith. The next year, he was elected to a four-year term.

Baltimore has served as chairman of council’s Public Safety Committee and currently is chairman of the Community & Economic Development Committee. His resignation is effective Aug. 11.

“Councilman Baltimore was a great asset to Harrisburg City Council,” said Council President Wanda Williams. “He is very passionate about public service, community development and an outstanding role model to the youth of our city. On behalf of City Council, we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Council now must pick a replacement for Baltimore. Council members will begin accepting applications on Aug. 14 to fill the vacant seat. The person selected will serve until January, and an election for a two-year council term will take place this November.

Author: Lawrance Binda

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