Becky initially became interested in the mayor position when she began attending borough meetings because she wanted to know how her tax money was being spent. Eventually, she grew to care enough about issues in the borough that she wanted to step up as mayor.
In her role, Becky has the opportunity to give input, make sure things are run according to code, take part in police and fire department installations, help the area grow economically, and better represent the community.
Some challenges that arise include finding property for business growth, keeping streets paved, upgrading sewer systems, and facing obstacles such as PennDOT’s Route 8 Study, but Becky is able to use her past experience to help create solutions.
Becky has served as a member and president of the Clintonville Water and Sewer Authority for over four years and has also performed auditing procedures in the community. At the office of R. Lee James, she is the constituent outreach specialist and one of the only people in this role who can communicate with the deaf community.
Prior to her current job, she worked in the same office for 14 years with Senator Scott Hutchinson, who was previously the state representative. She also owns her own beauty salon, where she worked full-time for 15 years and she continues to operate part-time.
Most of Becky’s life has been spent in Venango County, in which she graduated from Franklin High School in 1974. She loves the laid back environment in our area and spends her time with her husband, whom she’s been married to for 36 years, and her Siamese cats.
“I have appreciated my work and I look forward to continuing to serve our community, both as mayor and in my additional services,” she said. “In everything I do, I keep the community in mind and represent everybody.”