Mar 22, 2011 Ned Campbell Uncategorized
Village of Jordan voters elected two new trustees Tuesday March 15. Cindy Milton, with 53 votes, was elected to the four-year term held for the past 20 years by Patrick Mooney, who decided not to run this year.
“He was a good trustee,” said village of Jordan clerk Linda Boehm. “He served a lot of years.”
Catherine Ferris fills the two-year term left open by former trustee Mary Seeley, who resigned to move to North Carolina. Ferris received 52 votes.
Milton was appointed to the board in October after Seeley stepped down. Milton, a graduate of Jordan-Elbridge High School, married her high school sweetheart in 1977, and their children, Brad and Erin, both graduated from J-E. A graduate of Cayuga Community College, Milton has been employed as an account operations manager by Xerox Corporation for the past 12 years and she started a small business in October called Twisted Sister’s Glitter & Shine, which specializes in custom embroidery and jewelry.
“It feels great to be elected to the position,” Milton said. “I want to thank my family and friends for coming out to vote and showing their support for myself, the other trustees and the judge.”
Milton said she expects this to be a challenging year for local government due to ongoing issues with the school and the decrease in funds from the county.
“I have been deeply concerned with the issues regarding our school board and how it is affecting our community,” she said
Milton is interested in many aspects of village government, and looks forward to becoming more involved with the community.
“Before taking this position I was only exposed to the surface of the village, as a trustee I am now learning the inter-workings of our community and the local government,” she said.
Catherine Ferris and her husband, Jeffrey, have a daughter in first grade at Jordan-Elbridge. Ferris is employed by Lyons National Bank in Jordan.
Ferris said it felt “a little weird, but exciting too!” to be elected to the position.
“I’m excited to be given the opportunity to positively contribute toward the future of this historic village,” Ferris said. Like Milton, this is Ferris’s first position in local government.
“If you asked me five years ago when I moved to Jordan whether I could see myself serving in local government, my answer would have been ‘that’s not for me,'” she said.
But since then, she’s become more involved in the community. For the last three years she has served on the village of Jordan Citizen’s Review Committee and last year served on Jordan’s 175th Anniversary Committee.
“Through those experiences, I realized that I have a deep interest in the Jordan community today and what the future holds for the village,” Ferris said.
Jordan Mayor Dick Platten said he looks forward to working with the new trustees. “They will bring hopefully some new ideas and some additional energy,” Platten said. “We’ll have a very good board to work with.”
Trustee Lee Badman was re-elected to another four-year term, as was village justice Michael Weir, both with 46 votes. All positions on the ballot were uncontested.