The Cape Charles Town Council appointed local resident Cela Burge as interim councilwoman, replacing Dora Sullivan who resigned earlier this year. Butch Vest was the only other candidate nominated, but his motion did not receive a second from Town Council.
Ms. Burge was sworn in by the County Clerk on Friday and will assume her role immediately.
Burge brings a plethora of experience, from both the public and private sectors. She has served as Town Manager for six years and has over a decade of experience as an attorney.
Along with her experience as town manager, she is a former planner, marketing director, director of economic development and tourism and manager of operations.
Burge holds degrees in community development and regional planning from Concord College in addition to having earned a law degree from Regent University’s School of Law in 2005.
She currently serves as attorney for Accomack County and has served the towns of Onley, Tangier, and Chincoteague and for the Eastern Shore of Virginia 911 Commission.