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Board: Wesley Conley to fill UC school board vacancy

Board: Wesley Conley to fill UC school board vacancy
By KEVIN BOWDEN
Staff Reporter
Wesley Conley has been named to fill a vacancy on the Union City Board of Education.
The board met early today and approved Mrs. Conley to begin filling the vacancy left by Campbell Rice’s recent resignation.
While Rice’s term does not end until 2014, anyone seeking to replace him by vote of the citizens of Union City must stand for a two-year election term in November. Mrs. Conley told The Messenger today she plans to run for the seat then but will serve at the board’s pleasure until that election is held and the winner is sworn in.
Mrs. Conley is the wife of Union City attorney Steve Conley and the couple has two children — Tripp, 13, a seventh-grader at Union City Middle School, and Caroline, 10, a fourth-grader at Union City Elementary School.
She is a graduate of the Obion County Adult Leadership program and it was her class that began the Youth Leadership Obion County program. Mrs. Conley served three years on the YLOC board.
Since moving to Union City, she has been active in the community. She is a former Union City J’Cette and was a member of Junior Auxiliary.
The Conleys are members of First Baptist Church in Union City and she is a member of the Children’s Ministry Board and Kare Bear Board at the church.
Mrs. Conley is a native of Dyersburg and graduated from Dyersburg High School. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and earned her teaching degree at Belmont University. She taught fifth grade in the Franklin Special School District before moving to Union City and she currently works as a substitute teacher in the Union City School System.
Bowden may be contacted by email at kmbowden @ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 5.29.12

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