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Don Kingston is now serving his eighth term on the Duck Town Council, elected in 2009, and seventh consecutive term as the Mayor of Duck, first elected to that position in 2011. He served as a member of the Town of Duck Planning Board appointed by the Town Council in early 2009. In addition to Council, currently serve on the Dare County Advisory Group (hurricanes and other emergencies / COVID)and formerly served on the Dare County Shoreline Commission and Government Access Channel Committee.
Don earned a MBA degree from the University of Rochester Simon School, a BS degree in Business Administration and AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also completed the Executive Development Program from Harvard University.
Don is currently retired from his forty-five-year business career that included twenty- two years in senior management positions with the Xerox Corporation, five years as a business owner and seven years in Regional management with two firms, Computer Task Group, Inc. and Robert Half International, Inc., both in the information technology systems development and staffing industry. The last eleven years he served as an Officer and Vice President of Kelly Services, Inc.
Don was elected in 2017, and reelected in 2020 to the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) Board of Directors representing the Cities and Towns in the twelve Northeastern Counties in District One. He served for four years on the NCLM Finance Committee and served two years on the NCLM Board Executive Committee. In 2021Donwas appointed to the NCLM Local Leadership Foundation Board, and then elected President of that Board, serving on that Board until early 2023.
Monica Thibodeau has served as a Council Member since December 2002. A vacationer to the Outer Banks since childhood, Monica has been a permanent resident of Duck since 1988. She has been an active volunteer in many community programs.
Monica has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. She has been the managing owner of Carolina Designs Realty, Inc. since 1991. Monica is currently serving as the Town’s Mayor Pro Tempore.
Sandy Whitman is serving his second term on the Duck Town Council. Sandy and his family first vacationed in Duck in 1981, bought property in 1983, and built their home in 1988. Sandy and his wife Mary Anne became permanent residents in 2014.
Sandy served on the Town Planning Board and the Town Board of Adjustments. He is currently serving on the CAMA Land Use Committee and has been an active volunteer for all Town events for over 10 years.
Sandy attended Hudson Valley Community College and is a retired Electrical Contractor. He served as President and CEO of Whitman Electric, Inc. in Kingston, NY for over 30 years. He is also a past Board Member of the National Electrical Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley.
Brenda Chasen was elected to serve as Council Member for the Town of Duck in 2023. Prior to her election to Council she served on the Town of Duck Planning Board and is currently a member of the Government Access Channel Committee. Brenda is an active volunteer for numerous Town of Duck activities and is a board member for local non-profit organization Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, Inc. (N.E.S.T.).
Brenda works as an independent consultant helping customers correct failing projects by deconstructing problems, analyzing the issues, presenting possible options, negotiating with stakeholders, and implementing solutions.
Having vacationed in the Outer Banks for five decades, Brenda and her husband, Jeff, and their miniature dachshunds made Duck their full-time home in 2018.
Brenda graduated from University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management, cum laude.
Kevin Lingard was born in Macclesfield, England into a family steeped in local politics. His dad was a member of Macclesfield Borough Council for a number of years and later in life, his mom was a Council Member and Mayor of Bollington, Cheshire.
Kevin left school aged 16 to take up an apprenticeship with a local firm that produced high-tech textile machines. Eventually he graduated with a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from Stockport College of Technology, aged 30. Kevin worked in both HVAC and Petro Chemical industries and was an early adopter of computers, particularly CAD. His last position in engineering was as IT Manager at a company that makes transmissions for race cars.
When he moved to the US with his wife, Helen, he retired from engineering and became a Real Estate Agent. Kevin was part of both the Mentor and Tech. Expert teams in his office. When Kevin and Helen moved to Duck permanently he finally fully retired.
Kevin was a Boy Scout Leader for over 25 years in England. When he moved to the US he was chair of the Environment and Recycling Committee in Morrisville NC and Chair of his HOA’s ARC. He volunteered with the Team Drea Foundation, a non-profit raising funds to find a cure for ALS and was their Volunteer of the Year in 2018. Since moving to Duck, Kevin has volunteered for beach grass planting, Duck Sweep, data entry and events.
Kevin loves cooking and baking and walking on the beach with his dog, Martin.