Grosse Pointe Farms resident Elizabeth Vogel will complete the term of another resident originally selected to serve on the Grosse Pointe Library Board after the council approved her application Monday.
Vogel sought a seat on the Farms council in a special election in Feburary. She lost by 28 votes in an election that had low turnout. She was seeking to fill a vacancy created on the board by the death of Councilman Joe Leonard.
After her competitor, Joe Ricci, was announced as the winner, Vogel thanked her supporters on Facebook saying she the defeat wasn't going to stop her. She also announced her intention to seek election in November.
Meanwhile, Jenny Nolan, a now-former Grosse Pointe Farms resident who had been serving on the Grosse Pointe Library Board as the Farms city representative had to resign after she moved.
Vogel was the only resident to apply to serve on the board, with which she has some previous experience serving on a library board committee. She will fulfill the Nolan's term, which expires in 2015. Nolan was one of the trustees who campaigned for the library millage.
She was present for the council's decision Monday night. Mayor Jim Farquhar congratualated her and thanked her for serving on the board.