Lynda J. Mastronardo sworn in as new Columbia alderman

Published 9:18 am Sunday, May 22, 2022

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Lynda J. Mastronardo has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Town of Columbia Board of Aldermen. She was selected by the Board of Aldermen at their May 2, 2022 board meeting to fill the vacancy that was created when Suzanne Griffin moved from the community and resigned her position.

Mastronado took the oath of office and was sworn in by Rhett B. White, Columbia’s town manager and clerk.

A resident of Columbia since 2019, she works at the Tyrrell County Public Library and homeschools her 13 year-old son. Mastronado brings a long list of volunteer and community service experience to her new responsibility as an alderman. Her background is in marketing and non-profit management.

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“It is my goal to be part of the community that I live in,” she said. “I have been attending monthly meetings since December because I am interested in the betterment of the town I live in.”

Columbia is governed by a mayor and five members of the Board of Aldermen. Aldermen are elected for four-year terms. Mastronardo will serve the remainder of Griffin’s term of office.

Mastronardo joins Mayor James Cahoon and aldermen Lloyd Armstrong, Hal Fleming, Sandra Owens and Bryan Owens on the board.