Knox named to post

WAYNESFIELD — A Waynesfield resident who barely lost in her quest for a fourth term to village council has been reinstated to her post.

Ronda Knox, 68, 305 N. Westminster St., was the lone applicant after councilor Cheryl Jerew officially resigned her seat on April 5 after she moved out of the village.

“I am just happy to be of service to my community again,” Knox said.

Knox, who previously served for 13 years on the council, was initally appointed to a council seat in 1998 and subsequently was elected to three more terms through 2011. In a highly contested battle, Knox lost her seat in November 2011 election, finishing third in a six person race for two spots, missing out on continuing her tenure by 11 votes.

Knox, who has lived in the community for 51 years and owns Style Beauty

Shop in Waynesfield, said she was happy to be of service to her community. She was aware of the many important projects on the horizon such as wastewater improvements, bringing natural gas service into town, and the North Westminster Street reconstruction project.

Knox said it was too early to determine if she planned to rerun for the position once the term expires at the end of this year.