District 1 Commissioner Jennie Blackburn has decided to resign, effective December 30th, 2023. She cited her concerns regarding the new Form 6 Financial Disclosure requirement, which is a far more detailed disclosure of an official’s finances, as the main reason for her decision. Earlier, Mayor MaryBeth Henderson and District 2 Commissioner, Christy Herig, also tendered their resignations, citing the same concerns.
We would like to thank Jennie Blackburn for her service to our town and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
The following is the resignation letter from Jennie Blackburn:
“I believe in the importance of maintaining a balance between professional obligations and personal privacy. Unfortunately, Florida’s new Form-6 is a challenge to that balance. Because the household (not just individual) income and obligations are required to be reported, my husband’s privacy will be affected as well. After much discussion and consultation, the extent of personal information requested and the impact on our privacy is something that we find untenable.
Therefore, I am formally resigning from my position as District 1 Commissioner for the Town of Redington Shores, effective December 30, 2023.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for the Town of Redington Shores and am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have gained during my tenure. I am committed to ensuring a smooth transition and am more than willing to assist our town’s staff with any necessary time and documentation to facilitate the process.
I am grateful for the support and camaraderie that I have been blessed to receive from the staff and residents of Redington Shores.”