Williams appointed to Grantwood Village board

Staff Report

The Grantwood Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously last week to appoint Pat Williams to a vacant seat on the board.

Trustees voted 3-0 at a special meeting Saturday to appoint Williams to fill one of two seats left open by recent resignations. She was appointed village clerk.

Williams was the executive director of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter, for eight years, and currently serves on its Board of Directors.

She served three years as associate director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and worked for nearly 20 years with the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf.

Williams and her husband, Jack, have lived in the village for more than a year and own Tropical Moose Shaved Ice.

The Grantwood board was down to three trustees after the resignation of former Village Clerk Rich Muraski in July.

His departure followed those of former Trustees Nancy Humes, who resigned in April, and Mike Jones, who stepped down in March.

Muraski, Jones and Bob Bess were appointed to fill board seats that were vacated in May 2010 when former Trustees Bob Prebil, Mike Boone and Glenn Biffignani resigned.

Muraski, Bess and Mark Kienstra were elected to two-year terms in the April 5 Board of Trustees election.

Williams fills Humes’ old seat, which will be up for election next April for a two-year term.

Chairwoman Cathy Forand said the village is still looking for its fifth trustee, someone to serve as public works commissioner.

The board voted unanimously at its regular meeting Aug. 16 to approve an ordinance splitting the building and streets commissioner position into one for buildings and one for streets.

The ordinance also eliminated the community relations director position.