Michaelson joins council

Published 1:13 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Charlotte Court House Town Council has appointed a new member to fill a seat left vacant by Julia Kurdt, who stepped down in December.

Laurie Michaelson, an 18-year resident of the town, was the only applicant to seek the position.

“I want to do my part to serve my community,” Michaelson said. “I think it is important to invest in our communities. Whether that means volunteering in schools, supporting local businesses, or becoming involved in local government.”

Michaelson said she would serve on the council until her appointed term expires in December 2022.

“At this point, I do plan to run for the seat,” Michaelson said.

Michaelson said she cherishes the community and considers it an honor to serve on the Town Council and represent those within Charlotte Court House.

The new councilmember said she plans to familiarize herself with policies and procedures while relying on Town Council members and the Town Clerk to assist her as she builds her knowledge base.

“We have a quaint, beautiful town, and I would like to continue to help in maintaining its beauty by addressing areas of concern,” Michaelson said.

Michaelson said safety in the town is another concern of hers that she would like to see addressed.

“Safety within the town limits is important to me, and I hope to encourage drivers to maintain the posted, safe speed,” she said.