By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN
SANBORNTON — Katy (Wells) North, a veteran of town government almost from the day she arrived 20 ago, was selected by the Board of Selectmen this week from among five candidates to complete the term of Johnny Van Tassel, who resigned month due to the demands of his employment with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
North is serving her sixth, and fifth consecutive, three-year term on the Budget Committee and has also been an alternate member of the Conservation Commission for 12 years. She was elected a trustee of the trust funds, served as interim town planner and welfare director; and as a volunteer chaired the Old Home Committee, was treasurer of the Sanbornton Historical Society and was treasurer, secretary and president of the Parent-Teachers Organization at Sanbornton Central School. A graduate of Northeastern University, North has spent 38 years in the business world.
In seeking the position, North told the remaining selectmen, "I am known to have an open mind to all sides of the many issues that come up within the town and have worked successfully with both of the current seated selectboard members in several other venues."
North said Thursday that she will resign from the Budget Committee before taking her seat on the Board of Selectmen and will be a candidate for selectman when elections are held at Town Meeting in March.
Dave Nickerson, Bill Tobin, Tim Lang and Tom Salitiello were the other candidates interviewed for the vacant seat on the selectboard.
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