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Hardy files for town council seat

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CENTREVILLE — The first candidate from Symphony Village to file for the October Town Council election, Robert “Bob” Hardy recently announced his intention to run when he filed with the town office on June 22. Hardy wants to prioritize “Historic Centreville – Pride of the Eastern Shore” and said the town must “Build on the past; care about the present; and look to the future.”

“My vision for the Town of Centreville is first and foremost to maintain the family-oriented nature of our community,” Hardy said. He said he desires to support and encourage the business community to flourish and be a dynamic driver for moving Centreville into the future.

Hardy said he envisions “Centreville as a destination with our historic past, cultural assets, and our diverse food and beverage choices.”

“We should continue to maintain and increase the value of our residential and commercial property, and enjoy our excellent lifestyle,” said Hardy.

“I would hope to achieve this through positive and forward-looking thinking through listening, learning, and serving all citizens of Centreville,” Hardy said. “My decision-making will be based on facts with a reasonable, rational and logical approach to issues, problems and needs, and in a financially accountable manner.”

Hardy lists many community activities including: Symphony Village Committees – Governance and Lifestyles (2016-2018); Town of Centreville, Parks Advisory Board (2016-2019); Centreville Rotary International Club (2016-2019) – Press Agent/Publicity Chairman; Committees: Artisans Festival; Memorial Day Flag Veterans Remembrance, and Queen Anne’s County High School Interact Club; among several others.

Prior to retirement, Hardy had a 35-year career in science and technology as a materials engineer, providing day-to-day engineering solutions and developing cutting-edge technology for all the Navy’s ships, submarines and craft currently in the fleet.

“Our efforts as federal employees kept our Navy No. 1. I am proud to have been a federal employee who has kept his country safe,” Hardy said.

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