BLADENSBURG – The town of Bladensburg honored the legacy of council member Beverly Hall, who passed away on April 1, with a resolution during a town council meeting on April 9.
The resolution, which was presented to her family, describes her as someone who “unselfishly dedicated many years of service to the town of Bladensburg with great distinction and success,” a “humble and dedicated public servant” and “one of Bladensburg’s finest citizens.”
The town also remembers her as “a special friend of the Bladensburg Police Department,” a legislator who supported senior programs and someone who was “instrumental” in planning the town’s annual Black History Month event.
Hall began serving on the town council in 2013 and previously worked as the president of the Bladensburg women’s group, Beacon Lights.
“I would be honored to become one of the few ‘go to’ people, as we stay mindful that it’s time for change and together we will make a way,” Hall wrote in a 2013 issue of the Bladensburg town newsletter.
Hall’s funeral was held April 10 at Ascension Catholic Church in Bowie.
In accordance with the Bladensburg Town Charter, there will be a special election on May 31 to fill the vacancy on the town council.
Interested candidates must file by 5 p.m. on April 16. Candidates must be registered voters residing in Ward II.