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Fuller Out, Liberto In As Lansdale Economic Development Committee Member

Tony Di Domizio

Thursday, August 7, 2014 • 12:00am

A lady of many hats is hanging one on the rack for good.

Lansdale Borough Councilwoman Mary Fuller resigned from her role on the borough Economic Development Committee, during that committee’s report at Wednesday night’s council work session.

Council President Jason Van Dame appointed new Councilman Ray Liberto as her replacement.

Fuller was chair of the Economic Development Committee. A new chair will be chosen at the committee's next meeting.

“Several years ago, when the committee was formed, I was asked to step up and serve. I took the job on, and I was asked to chair. I did so willingly and faithfully,” Fuller said.

She said, with a new committee appointed, it is “reorganization time.”

“As you know, I sit on four committees, and I chair three. I also sit on the Lansdale Cemetery Board of Directors,” Fuller said. “I asked President Van Dame to consider me stepping aside from the Economic Development Committee.”

“I enjoyed serving, but with all the irons I have in my fires, I have to put my time to more effective use and I will be stepping down,” she said.

Van Dame said he accepted Fuller’s proposal.

“I accepted her reasoning and the timing does work out,” he said. “We appreciate all she does. She does a great job in all the parts of the borough she serves. She puts her heart and soul into it and it shows.”

Van Dame thanked Fuller for her time with the committee.

“I met with, and talked to, Ray about stepping up, and he agreed to serve on it,” Van Dame said. “It’s a good time to reorganize.”

In addition to her role on the cemetery board, Fuller, whose term expires December 2017, also chairs the borough Parks and Recreation Committee and the Lansdale Public Library Committee. She sits on the borough Public Safety Committee and Appointments Committee as well.

Fuller is also the president of nonprofit Discover Lansdale's board of directors, which is overseeing the effort to transform the former Masonic Temple at 311 W. Main St. into a cultural and regional arts center.

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