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New Canton village trustee appointed


CANTON - Elizabeth Bullock Larrabee, a life-long Canton resident, has been appointed to fill a vacant trustee seat on the Canton Village Board.

Her appointment was made during Monday evening’s village board meeting and runs through Nov. 30. She is filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Trustee Daniel J. McDonnell, who resigned to take a new job in Maine.

Ms. Larrabee, a Democrat, said she was honored to accept the appointment and plans to run for one of two trustee seats that’s up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election. Each seat carries a two-year term. Incumbent trustee Brooke J. Rouse is not seeking re-election to her seat.

“I am excited that the village will be hiring an economic developer to focus on promoting business development and expansion in Canton,” Ms. Larrabee said. “I am invested in being part of Canton’s continued success and look forward to being part of a progressive team of thinkers who are dedicated to the growth and success of this village.”

She said she’s also pleased the board continues to communicate with Garry Cohen, owner of the vacant Jubilee store in the Midtown Plaza. She is employed as assistant director of career services at St. Lawrence University. Mrs. Larrabee and her husband, Rob, have five daughters who attend Canton Central School District.

Mayor Mary Ann Ashley said she made the appointment after asking trustees to submit names of village residents they felt shared the board’s vision.

“I asked each board member to think of people who are community minded, who love their community and who have lived here many years,” Ms. Ashley said. “We wanted someone who has the integrity, vision and willingness to roll up their sleeves and move our team forward.”

Ms. Larrabee grew up in Canton and graduated from Hugh C. Williams High School in 1993. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government and a minor in psychology from SLU in 1997. She obtained her master’s degree in human development and counseling from SLU in 2006.

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