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Surf City, NC – The Surf City Town Council proudly announces the appointment of Hugh Cannady as the newest council member. The Council voted to appoint Mr. Cannady during their regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Mr. Cannady will be sworn in by the town clerk and take his seat at the next scheduled regular meeting.
Mr. Cannady has enjoyed coaching youth sports in the community and has served the Town by volunteering for street and beach sweeps. He is a retired State Trooper through the North Carolina Highway Patrol, where he dedicated over 27 years and retired as a First Sergeant. It is during his time as a State Trooper he worked closely with the Surf City Police Department assisting with collision investigation training as well as working with administrative staff on investigations of serious personal injury collisions and was the representative during major hurricanes Bonnie, Bertha, Fran, Floyd, Matthew, and Florence. “As a resident of Surf City for more than 27 years, I have experienced the changes and challenges our community is faced with. I am excited to serve in this new capacity and am eager to lend my background and knowledge to help further the goals of the Town.” – Hugh Cannady
“With 13 applications for council appointment, it’s a tremendous testament to our community who is engaged and wanted to give back. I want to thank all the applicants to have expressed interest in this position and urge them to continue to be involved in the future of Surf City. I feel confident that Hugh will serve this community with great pride and will be an asset to the Team. We’re looking forward to continuing the work of the residents of the Town of Surf City.” – Mayor Teresa B. Batts