Kendall appointed to spot on Mexia ISD board

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As Mexia ISD superintendent’s secretary Phylliss Connell looks on, Kent Kendall signs paperwork making him the newest member of the MISD board of trustees. Kendall was appointed to the position June 17, filling a vacancy the occurred when board president Lon Brown resigned in May. Contributed photo/Donna Savage

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

The Mexia ISD board filled a vacant trustee position when they last met, appointing a former local banker now in the oil industry.
Board president Lon Brown announced during the board’s May 13 special meeting that he was resigning his position, effective immediately, due to too many personal responsibilities and work that takes him out of town. He had just been re-elected.
At the MISD board’s June 17 regular monthly meeting, trustees had a choice to fill the vacant spot by appointment or call for an election. The cost of a new election is about $7,000.
With no discussion, trustee Rachel Hernandez moved to appoint Kent Kendall to fill Brown’s position, a motion seconded by trustee Cheryl Cockrell. The motion passed unanimously with the full board present.
Kendall was immediately sworn in and took his place on the dais.
Kendall, a 1983 graduate of Mexia High School, is a former president of First Mexia Bank and served in the banking industry for 13 years.

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