Town Council Members

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Don Kingston
135 Fawn Court
Duck, NC 27949

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Don Kingston is now serving his seventh term on the Duck Town Council, elected in 2009, and sixth 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, he currently serves 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 an 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’s forty-five-year business career included 22 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 11 years he served as an officer and Vice President of Kelly Services, Inc.

Serving his second term on the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) Board of Directors, Don represents the cities and towns in the 12 northeastern counties in District One. Also with the NCLM, he is serving his fourth year on the Finance Committee and his second year on the Board Executive Committee. Most recently, Don was appointed to the NCLM Local Leadership Foundation Board in 2021, and then elected president of that board.

Monica Thibodeau
126 Sea Hawk West
Duck, NC 27949
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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
118 Tuckahoe Drive West
Duck, NC 27949

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Sandy Whitman is serving his first 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.

Rob Mooney
102 Pelican Way

Duck, NC 27949 646-489-4458
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Rob Mooney joined the Duck Town Council in December 2019. He was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in North Eastern New Jersey just outside of New York City. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979 and joined the NYPD in 1983. He served in various capacities, retiring as a 1st grade detective from the Manhattan North Homicide Squad in 2010. Rob was then hired by the New York County District Attorney’s Office as the Deputy Chief Investigator, serving in that capacity for 6 years. He has been a yearly vacationer in Duck for 30 years and he and his partner, Patti Bossert, relocated to Duck as full-time residents in 2017.

Tony Schiano
102 Gannet Lane
Duck, NC  27949

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