Nemlowill selected to fill Westmorland school board vacancy

November 30, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

WESTMORLAND — The Westmorland Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Anna Nemlowill to fill a vacancy on the board at a special meeting here Thursday night.

Nemlowill, 48, was the only person to respond to the board's advertisement seeking a new member as longtime trustee Kenneth Ashurst is resigning.

"I want to try to give the kids every possible advantage there is," Nemlowill said.

Nemlowill, who works as a bookkeeper for her hay contractor husband, Jim, said she put her name in for consideration at the suggestion of board president Al Kalin.

Nemlowill said she's looking forward to doing new things and adding new ideas.

Nemlowill has one son, Rodney, 22.

Ashurst's resignation comes after 16 years on the board. The graduation of his youngest child from the district last spring prompted his decision to step down, said Jim Matherly, the district's acting superintendent.


Though the board is losing a valued member, Matherly said he looks forward to working with Nemlowill.

"I'm glad she's willing to do it. I think she'll do a good job and she has a lot to offer," Matherly said.

"We look forward to working with her," he added.

Nemlowill will be officially seated as a member of the board at its Dec. 13 regular meeting.

>> Staff Writer Kelly Grant can be reached at 337-3441.

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