KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A woman active in local politics and Kentwood government will soon be a member of the city commission.
The commission recently considered four candidates to fill the panel's open First Ward seat: Laurie Sheldon, Gerald DeMaagd, Johngerlyn Young and Kevin Small.
On Wednesday at a special meeting of the commission, members unanimously chose Laurie Sheldon to be appointed to the open seat. Sheldon will be sworn into office at the commission's regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.
Sheldon is a member of the Kentwood planning commission and has run the city's last three millage campaigns. She has also been active in other Kent County millage efforts and was a volunteer at the city's recent Cost of Freedom event, which featured a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall.
Sheldon is taking the seat held by current mayor Richard Clanton, who vacated the post in June.