A Glen Echo Town Council member and the town's clerk-treasurer have resigned, citing the demands of municipal government and other career opportunities as their reasons for leaving.
Council member Bonnie Whyte, who has held her post for two years, resigned effective yesterday so that she could spend more time with her family, she said. She found the late-night meetings, constituents calling with special requests and committee projects taking a toll on her job and family, she said.
Paula F. Wolff, town clerk and treasurer for 3 1/2 years, resigned Jan. 1 but agreed to stay on while the council looked for a replacement.
But last week she said the municipal duties became too much because her law school studies have intensified and she has started working for a law firm.
"I loved being clerk-treasurer, but it's almost all-encompassing," Wolff said. "It takes a lot of energy, and sometimes with small-town government, the results are inconsequential."
Lois Carroll of Glen Echo, a former legal secretary, was appointed at last month's council meeting to become clerk-treasurer in March, council member Deborah M. Beers said.
Mayor Frederick J. Kuster has not decided whether to set a special election to fill the rest of Whyte's four-year term or to appoint someone to fill her place.