WKNA marks 10 years with new leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was a milestone evening for the West Keizer Neighborhood Association on Jan. 14. For one, it marked the 10 year mark since WKNA had been restarted. When WKNA restarted in 2006, Rhonda Rich was the initial president. Rich stayed in that position – until the Jan. 14 meeting. When it came time for the annual board elections, Gary Blake nominated Rich to serve another term. Rich declined, then turned around and nominated Blake for the position. “He’ll do a great job,” Rich said. There were no other nominations, so Blake is the new WKNA president. Rich will serve as vice president, Carolyn Homan as secretary and Carol Doerfler, Art Mauer, Sarah Head and Clint Holland as members of the board of directors. Before the elections began, Rich talked about the milestone evening. “It is 10 years this month since we reactivated the neighborhood association,” she said. “It’s been a real pleasure doing it for 10 years. You get to meet a lot of neat people. It’s cool to be active in the neighborhood and to give a voice to the neighborhood. We talk with the city councilors. There are so many speakers we’ve had over the 10 years.” To get ready for the meeting, Rich noted she went through minutes from the past 10 years. “We’ve done a lot as far as...

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