Broomell tapped to fill Elkton seat
Previously served on board
— After considering more than a dozen applicants, the Elkton Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday night that Jean Broomell will be its selection to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of former Commissioner DJ VanReenen last month.
“I felt honored. I felt humbled,” Broomell said Thursday about when she found out about the decision.
She said she received a phone call from Mayor Rob Alt Wednesday night, letting her know she was chosen. She was not at the evening commissioner meeting due to a prior engagement.
Broomell served on the board from 1992 to 2004, although she took some time off for personal reasons and chose not to run for re-election. She was also a member of the planning commission and involved in projects such as the Main Street Program, among other things.
Broomell said she already had given “serious