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We are saddened today with the news that Long-Term Council Member and Town Volunteer, Mary Hoss has passed away. Councilmember Mary Hoss resigned from her position on the Town Council on March 8th, 2021 due to health reasons, stating that she had enjoyed her time on Council and serving the residents of the Town and will miss it dearly. Mary Hoss served on the Town Council from November 2011 through March 2021, and as Vice-Mayor from November 2012 - November 2020. Prior to serving on the Town Council, she served as a volunteer on the Town’s boards for 18 years: first on the Board of Adjustments and then on the Planning Board, ultimately being selected by her peers on each board to serve as their Chairperson. Mary Hoss volunteered her time and talents to Ponce Inlet since she moved here from Pittsburgh, with her late husband William, in 1994. She was a long-standing member of the Ponce Inlet Garden Club and the Ponce Inlet Women’s Club, serving on the scholarship committees of both for many years. Ensuring educational opportunities for women was a passion of hers and she was proud to organize and present many scholarships from these organizations over the years. Mary Hoss was selected as Ponce Inlet’s Citizen of the Year in 2016 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 for her consistent volunteer efforts in our community. Our hearts go out to her three sons, her daughter, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held locally by her family at a future date.