Bill Sellers' seat on the board of supervisors in Pocopson Township wasn't empty for very long.At last week's regular business meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, Lauressa McNemar was announced as his replacement.

Sellers stepped down last month to accept a project manager position with the township.

McNemar was appointed for a two-year term and then will have to seek re-election in 2010.

She is also a member of the planning commission and will maintain her position on that board.

McNemar said she has a background in environmental engineering and is a state-certified engineer. She has worked with several municipalities in the past serving as an environmental expert and has also worked as an independent consultant for private and public organizations.

She has also worked in office management for a multi-office national company.

She has resided in Pocopson for the past 15 years after relocating from nearby West Grove.

McNemar said that it's the big picture she's looking at, with regards to the next two years, and hopes to better organize the many projects happening in the township.

I want to make sure they get their feet firmly planted on the ground," she said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. "My personal feeling is that development will be way down in those years, so that's a perfect time to take stock of certain considerations, particularly the upcoming roadwork that's being done."

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