By Steve Rensberry, Editor
A motion to approve the appointment of Elizabeth Hellrung to a seat on the council passed by unanimous vote at the Aug. 5 meeting of the council.
The appointment became necessary following the recent departure of Troy Councilman Matt Thompson, who resigned due to employment that will require a move to another state.
Troy Mayor Al Adomite had asked for quick approval of the appointment, noting Hellrung’s qualifications and experience with local municipal government.
“Elizabeth and her husband Cjarlie, and their three children, Max, Will and Katie, are all passionate about their service to the community,” Adomite stated in a memo to council members. “As a family, they are ver involved in supporting scouting. Elizabeth is active with the Troy-Maryville-St. Jacob-Marine Chamber of Commerce. They are active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and Charlie serves in the Knights of Columbus.”
Adomite also cited her extensive work with the Planning Commission.
“She has been a very dedicated chairman of our Planning Commission, helping to manage the many successes of the Commission over the past several years, including the rewrite of our subdivision code, and, more recently, the updates to our comprehensive growth plan.”
Hellrung earned a bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University and her real estate license in 2004. She went on to earn a managing broker’s license and is managing broker for the Coldwell Banker Brown real estate office in Troy.
“She also served on the board of directors of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors,” Adomite stated.
A motion to appoint Troy resident Laura Boeren to the Planning Commission, in the wake of Hellrung’s move to the council, also was approved Monday.
Boeren and her husband, Scott, have been residents of Troy for the past 18 years, and married for 20, according to a summary included with Monday’s council agenda. She has worked as a veterinarian since 2001 and currently serves as a relief veterinarian and house call vet the Metro Eat Home Vet Car.
Boeren also has been a soccer coach for multiple teams over the years, is a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and has been a volunteer at the grade school, for the Scouts, and at her church.