A Kenmore resident who has been active in community affairs is running for the Village Board.
Kathleen E. “Katie” Burd, a registered Democrat and lifelong resident of the Ken-Ton area, announced her candidacy Monday.
“I fell in love with Kenmore because of the people and the character of the community,” she said in a statement.
“I believe the fabric of the community is strengthened when we know one another, and when we work together, we keep our neighborhoods strong and vibrant.”
Burd served as volunteer coordinator for the Kenmore Farmers’ Market from 2008 to 2012 and spearheaded the campaign to keep the Kenmore Library’s doors open in 2008 and 2009.
Earlier this month, she was appointed to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library board of trustees by County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.
Burd has worked for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s Community Education Department since 2001 and is active in the parent-teacher associations at two schools: Lindbergh Elementary and Kenmore Middle.
Two seats on the Village Board – those occupied by Salvatore C. “Sam” Muscarella and Paul P. Catalano – will be on the ballot this fall. The terms are four years.
Previously, the Ken-Ton Republican Committee announced the endorsement of Leonard Rollo for one of those seats.
The political parties in the village hold their caucuses in September.