Last month Macomb Park Commissioners said they would not fill the vacant seat on the board. This month they agreed to appoint someone to that seat.
The new commissioner is Rachel Lester, who learned of the opening from a story in the McDonough County Voice. Lester is the Resident Services Manager for the Housing Authority of McDonough County.
Lester said her work is one reason why she applied for the park board seat.
The vacancy on the Macomb Park Board might remain unfilled until after the election in April of 2013.
The seat has been vacant since the death of former board president Lois Nickson in August of last year.
Board members have discussed filling the seat. But board president John Hemmingway told fellow commissioners this month that it is time to end the search. He said, “The president asks for consent that, failing anybody stepping forward to volunteer, that we proceed without actively soliciting a fifth member for the remainder of that term.”