Salisbury–Salisbury’s City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Outten as the new representative for District 3. Councilwoman Outten was selected in a unanimous vote and was sworn in during the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 21.
Outten’s addition to the Council comes after former Council President, Jack Heath, stepped down to accept a new role as Mayor for the City of Salisbury.
Outten is a native of Wicomico County, graduating from Salisbury University in 2016 with a major in Communications and a minor in Political Science. She is currently the Industry Trainer and Stakeholder Manager for the Business Network for Offshore Wind. Outten has worked as a stakeholder manager for multiple groups such as Urban Grid and Orsted, in addition to being the Community Coordinator for Skipjack Wind Farm.
Her background in community engagement includes Candidate for Wicomico County Council At-Large, Secretary for the Wicomico Democratic Central Committee, and member of Salisbury’s Sustainability Advisory Committee. Outten brings both a passion for sustainability and civic service combined with experience in collaboration and communication with various groups.
“I am honored for this opportunity to serve my community,” said Outten. “As Salisbury’s newest councilwoman, my first priority is to the residents of this beautiful city we all call home. I look forward to working with the rest of the council as we strive to build a brighter future for Salisbury.”
Outten was selected as the new representative for the district after a thorough local search and interview process with all four Council members, “Our Council has made a great choice to replace Mayor Jack Heath’s District 3 seat with Megan Outten,” said City Council President Muir Boda. “Megan’s commitment to service in our community and focus on the critical issues facing our City will serve her well in this role. We are excited to have her join us.”
Outten’s first work session as District 3 Councilwoman will be Tuesday, February 21, followed immediately by her first special session. Regular council meetings and work sessions are open to the public and can be attended either in person or via Zoom. More information can be found here.