SILER CITY — Norma Boone will fill the vacant seat of the late Dist. 2 commissioner Larry Cheek following a unanimous decision by Siler City’s Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.
Cheek, who’d also served as Mayor Pro-Tem, passed away in May.
Boone is a lifelong resident of Siler City with more than 30 years of experience in Chatham County Schools, including serving as principal at Jordan-Matthews High School. She holds several advanced degrees and serves as executive director for teacher instruction for Chatham County Schools. She also serves on the boards of BB&T bank and Chatham Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the West Chatham branch of the NAACP.
Boone will be sworn in on Oct. 5 at the commissioners’ next regularly scheduled meeting, according to town clerk Jenifer Johnson.
She previously told the News + Record she was seeking the Dist. 2 seat because she wants Siler City to grow and prosper. She wants to “extol the virtues” of Siler City’s “quaintness while accentuating its potential for commerce.”
Boone said her “loving and kind heart” for Siler City and the people combined with being a great listener and problem solver make her best suited for the job. She said her decisions for the district will always be measured and made with the greater community in mind.
“I look for the best possible solutions and do not have a problem agreeing to disagree, or even changing my opinion based on what is best for the residents of the town,” Boone said.
She previously told the News + Record her priorities would include community safety, community relationships and community voices. She interested in developing more activities and programs for the town’s youth and look at “what policing looks like in Siler City” in the hopes that positive interactions will build positive relationships.
Boone, left, is pictured with Patterson (middle) and Reddick.
More details to follow in a story on the News + Record's website and in an upcoming print edition.