January 31, 2023
Annapolis, US 38 F

Former Mayoral Candidate Gil Renaut Dies

20130228-080157.jpgFormer Chairman of the Annapolis Historic Commission and former Mayoral Candidate Gilbert Renaut passed away yesterday afternoon in his home.

Renaut was a staunch civic activist who championed for historic preservation and transparency in government. Thee was much speculation that he would be seeking either the Ward One Alderman or Mayor’s seat in the upcoming election, he recently told Eye On Annapolis that it was indeed speculation.

Renault was 66 and had just celebrated his birthday last week.

Annapolis Mayor, Joshua Cohen said, “Gilbert had an abiding passion for Annapolis. His decades-long record of involvement as a civic leader, as a member of numerous boards and commissions, and as a candidate for public office, greatly enriched our quality of life. I will miss his keen intellect, his wry sense of humor, and his spirit.”

A resident of Annapolis since 1975, Gilbert Renaut turned to democratic politics after being inspired by President Kennedy and the civil rights movement.
For thirty years, Renaut worked as a federal litigation lawyer where he won the Secretary of Labor’s Distinguished Achievement Award fighting for the rights of injured maritime workers.
  • He was the President of the Ward One Residents Association
  • Chairman, Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission (1987-88)
  • Member, Board of Supervisors of Elections (1992-93)
  • Member, Annapolis Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advisory Committee (1996-97)

Services have been scheduled by John M. Taylor Funeral Home on Duke of Gloucester Street. Visitation will be Monday, March 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Services will follow on Tuesday at 10:00am.


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