Melanie Rhodes Retires from Town of Ocean City after 23 Years
Ocean City, Maryland – (February 26, 2019): On February 28, Melanie Rhodes will retire after nearly 23 years of employment with the Recreation and Parks Department. Beginning her career with the town in September 1996, Rhodes has served as the Food and Beverage Manager for Eagles Landing’s Caddy Shack restaurant for more than two decades.
After working as a dental assistant for ten years, Rhodes worked as a deli baker manager and then owned and operated the Kings Pub and Family Restaurant in Berlin. Her responsibilities at Eagles Landing include hiring, scheduling and coordinating staff during daily operations at the golf course. In addition, she is responsible for providing daily meals and menus for golfers and tournaments. Many of her recipes are house favorites, including her award-winning cream of crab soup.
“I thank God, town officials and my co-workers for the opportunity to have enjoyed my career,” Rhodes commented. “It has never felt like ‘work’ because I have always loved my job and the people I work with each day. I am very thankful for such a wonderful career here.”
During retirement, Rhodes expects to spend more time with her family and friends. “I have beautiful grandchildren that I am anxious to spend more time with,” Rhodes finished.
According to Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Rhodes’ retirement is “bittersweet” for the town. “Mel has been the face of Eagles Landing, welcoming thousands of golfers each year with a warm smile,” Meehan stated. “She has become a fixture of the golf course, providing fantastic service, great hospitality and the best crab cake, shrimp salad and Blood Mary I have ever had.”
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