Chesapeake City Mayor Dean Geracimos had a crying female on his hands recently.
Mary Cooper, the town's billing clerk for the last three years, was resigning from the post with mixed emotions.
Cooper, who loves Chesapeake City and who has enjoyed working there, has taken the job as Cecilton's town administrator.
"I live in Warwick. Cecilton is my hometown. I'm elated to serve my community. I'm very excited to be Cecilton's town administrator," said Cooper.
She is extremely active in the community volunteering with schools and sports. She has also built up a network of contacts which will help her in her new post. "My objective is to motivate people to become active in the Cecilton community," said Cooper. "I'm hoping that I can do things to make Cecilton a place to visit. I've been doing a lot of brainstorming."
"I will be a sponge," said Cooper. She also said that Chesapeake City's town manager Sandra Edwards and Mayor Geracimos have been "encouraging and supportive."
Cooper doesn't want to reveal all of her ideas and plans yet. But she has said that she wants joint efforts between Cecilton and Chesapeake City. "I want to collaborate and connect the communities," she said.
Cooper's husband, Cliff is president of junior football. Her sons, Gabe, Jake, and Matt attend Bo Manor High, Bo Manor Middle, and Cecilton Elementary.
Cooper will replace Brenda Cochran who is retiring in mid-October. Cochran has been Cecilton's town administrator for nearly a decade. Cochran and Cooper will spend about two weeks working side by side as Cooper gets acclimated.