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Afton planning commission welcomes new members

The Afton Planning Commission had its first meeting with a quorum, the first since the group's January meeting, on March 5 with three new members, a new vice-chair and a new chair.

Marcia Dahleen, Kitty Kilmer and Scott Patten took the oath of office and were sworn into their new positions and Barbara Ronningen was re-sworn into her current position.

The commission also elected a new chair, Ronningen, and a new vice-chair, Patten, since Jim Fox no longer had the desire to remain on as chair. Ronningen was his vice-chair.

Newly-appointed Patten volunteered himself for the position of vice-chair since there were no other takers.

"I will follow your extraordinary leadership wherever it may go," Patten joked.

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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