Oceano woman appointed to fill seat on services district board

clambert@thetribunenews.comJuly 19, 2013 

Jennifer Blackburn, an Oceano resident who has been involved in efforts to bring a farmers market to the community, has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Oceano Community Services District board.

Blackburn succeeds former board member Felma Hurdle, who resigned June 21, a little more than two years after she was first appointed to the board. Blackburn will serve the remainder of Hurdle’s term through November 2014.

Blackburn, who has lived in Oceano for about four years and in the Five Cities area for eight years, said she was planning to run for a board seat at some point, and last year applied to fill the spot left vacant after former board member Rick Searcy resigned.

That seat went to Karen White, a retired journalist who lives in the town of Halcyon.

“Since then I have been going to all the (board) meetings and trying to go to a variety of outside committee meetings to get more informed,” Blackburn said Friday. She was appointed during a special meeting July 13.

The Oceano services district provides sewer, water, street lighting and fire protection services to the community of about 7,200 residents.

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