CENTREVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Board of Education member Sharyn Harlow has resigned effective Nov. 30, President Beverly Kelley announced at the beginning of the Dec. 4 board meeting.

Harlow represented residency District 4. She contacted the Bay Times newspaper before the meeting to clarify her reason for resigning, saying she has moved from Stevensville to Cambridge.

“I felt that the ethical thing to do was resign my position since I no longer, technically, meet the residency requirement,” Harlow said.

Harlow was elected in 2016 and served three years of a four-year term.

“Our board has greatly benefitted from Mrs. Harlow’s excellent historical knowledge on many issues affecting Queen Anne’s County,” Kelley said. “This knowledge and her dedicated research — which she researched everything for us and a lot of information from the past — I really valued that.

“She had an excellent knowledge of many issue that affect Queen Anne’s County. This knowledge and her research on many of the items that the board worked on in the past few years will be greatly missed.”

Kelley went on to say Harlow had diligently represented her constituents in her decision-making.

“She was a true asset,” board member Tammy Harper said.

Gov. Larry Hogan will appoint someone to serve the final year of Harlow’s term. The District 4 school board seat will be open in the 2020 election.

New officers for the next year were elected after the resignation announcement. Harper was elected as the new board president and Dick Smith the new vice president.

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