Guard Changing In Newhallville

Markeshia Ricks PhotoTwo thirds of Newhallville’s Board of Alders representation is stepping aside to make room for new blood.

Both Brenda Foskey Cyrus and Alfreda Edwards confirmed at Wednesday night’s meeting that they are not seeking re-election this year.

Foskey-Cyrus said she is moving on form the Ward 21 seat, while Edwards said that it was time to allow someone younger to serve. That someone younger could be Edwards’ daughter Kimberly, who is seeking her mom’s Ward 19 seat.

“The board needs change,” Edwards said. “I want to do something else in the community. I’m not leaving.”

Ward 21 Democratic co-chair Rodney Williams is running to replace Foskey-Cyrus.

Alder Delphine Clyburn said she hasn’t made her formal announcement or filed her paperwork, but she plans to run again. She said she still has things she wanted to accomplish for Ward 20.

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posted by: Brian L. Jenkins on April 20, 2017  12:54pm

On behalf of the small Porgies in the sound, the idea of Rodney running and winning would be a good thing.  This man is allergic to throwing small fish back in the water.  Heck, I remember fishing with him a couple of years ago, and while looking in his bucket, I discovered about 15 baby fish that still had their pampers on.  (Laugh)

When it comes to fishing his nick name is “Romper Room” Rodney. 

On a serious note, if he’s running to be a rubber stamp for the Mayor Harp administration, then I hope he loses.  Conversely, if he’s running to fight for the uplifting of disastrous conditions in his community, and to be an independent voice on the board, then I wish him well.