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Town of Fenwick Island

Town Council



The Town of Fenwick Island is governed by a Mayor and Town Council who are elected by the people of the Town. The Mayor and Town Council acting together are the Governing Body. All Governing Body members serve two-year terms. The Governing Body, being the elected representative of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.


Regular Town Council meetings are generally held on the fourth Friday of each month but may be held other times as well. Meeting dates will be posted on the website no later than seven days prior to the meeting.

Agendas & Minutes:

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General Election is held the first Saturday of August.


Natalie Magdeburger – Mayor
Term Expires: August 2023


picture of Secretary Natalie Magdeburger
Jacqueline Napolitano – Secretary
Term Expires: August 2023


photo of Fenwick Island Vice Mayor Jacque Napolitano
Bill Rymer – Treasurer
Term Expires: August 2024


picture of treasurer Bill Rymer
Janice Bortner – Council Member
Term Expires: August 2023


picture of Council woman Janice Bortner
Paul Breger- Council Member
Term Expires: August 2023


Richard Benn – Council Member
Term Expires: August 2024


picture of council member Richard Benn
Ed Bishop – Council Member
Term Expires: August 2024Email
picture of council member Ed Bishop

Council Terminology:

  • Executive Session – All regular and special meetings of the Town Council are open to the public except for Executive Sessions at which subjects such as national security, property acquisition, contract bid negotiations, personnel issues and litigation are discussed.
  • Ordinances – are legislative acts or local laws. They are the most permanent and binding form of Council action and may be changed or repealed only by a subsequent ordinance.
  • Public Hearings – are held to receive public comment on important issues and/or issues requiring a public hearing by State statute. Citizens wishing to comment may speak after being recognized by the Mayor. After all persons have spoken, the hearing is closed to public comment. The Council then proceeds with its deliberation and decision making.
  • Public Participation – provides an opportunity for citizens to address the Council regarding any issue. Speakers must state name and address for the record each time.
  • Resolutions – are adopted to express Council policy or to direct certain types of administrative action. A resolution may be changed by adoption of a subsequent resolution.
  • Staff Reports – are made to the Council by the department directors on issues of interest to the Council which do not require Council action.