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Beauchamp takes new job, won't seek third term

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From left, Centreville Town Councilmen Tim McCluskey, Jim Beauchamp and Jeff Morgan discuss town business.

CENTREVILLE — After six years on the Centreville Town Council, Jim Beauchamp, current council president, has announced he will not seek a third term. Beauchamp has accepted a position with Anne Arundel County and will begin serving as budget officer on July 22.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Centreville, working with the staff and fellow council members,” said Beauchamp. “I am proud of what we accomplished, and although there are things I would still like to do with and for the town, I want to dedicate my efforts to performing well in this new capacity in a focused manner.”

Beauchamp said, during his time in office, he is most proud of having negotiated a tax set off with Queen Anne’s County that provided a significant property tax reduction for the citizens of Centreville. He advocated for transparent and fiscally responsible government and helped implement a more open budget process than in the past.

“Throughout my term I supported efforts to encourage economic development to add to the commercial tax base for the town, and that we implemented the Centreville Economic Development Authority as part of that effort.”

Beauchamp will serve the remainder of his term which expires in October.

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said Monday, June 8, “Jim Beauchamp has the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead our talented budget team into the future. He is everything we were looking for in a budget officer, and I’m pleased to bring him onto our team.”

Beauchamp currently provides consulting services in financial modeling, management accounting, financial reporting and operations analysis. In addition, he has served as acting Public Works Director for the City of Annapolis.

“I am excited about the opportunity to contribute my experience to support Anne Arundel County,” said Beauchamp. “I look forward to working with the budget office team to continue the high quality work they are doing for the county.”

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