By Jackie Seabolt
Amy Vaughan-Jones was sworn in as a member of the Mocksville Town Board last week to serve out the remainder of Commissioner Bill Foster’s term.
Foster died in September.
“This is a bittersweet opportunity,” Vaughan-Jones says. “It’s a very wonderful opportunity under sad circumstances.”
Vaughan-Jones says that she wants to stay on the same path Foster did as a commissioner. “I just hope I continue to make good decisions based on facts.”
Vaughan-Jones is no stranger to politics. Her mother is Julia Howard, Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly. “My mom and dad both sat on this board.”
Vaughan-Jones says she always wanted the opportunity to serve on a local board but working and raising three children left her little spare time. “For me now I’m in a place where I have time to be a part of a group like this. I look forward to the challenges.”
Vaughan-Jones says she’s aware of some the topics the board is looking at. An upcoming property revaluation, water rates, and economic development are three focal points. “I have a bit to learn, but I’m somebody who’s going to ask questions if I don’t know something.”
Vaughan-Jones grew up in Davie County and after attending UNC-
Chapel Hill she married her husband, Bob, and lived on the west coast for several years before moving back to Mocksville ...