A familiar face has joined the village of Raymond as the new clerk–and collector–making her the third member of her family who currently serves the small community.
Tracy Pennock, who has lived in the area for the past 15 years, began her new venture on Monday, June 1, joining her husband Robert “Bob” and mother-in-law, Kathy Summers, who have both served as trustees for several years.
“I’m looking forward to it,” she said. “It’s going to be a good experience for everyone involved.”
Although Pennock may be new to the village hall, she has worked in various capacities within the community, including waitressing and working for the former Lancer Store. Additionally, she served as bookkeeper for her husband, who owns Pennock Hydraulics, since April 2018, and for Walch Electric for four years–giving her the expertise she needs to help the town board and local residents.
“I’ve done a lot of work around town and it’ll be nice to see some familiar faces again and those I don’t see on a daily basis,” she said.
During harvest season, she assists Wood Farms Inc. as a scale house worker and plans to continue that work.
As village clerk and collector, Pennock will engage in distributing water bills, ensuring water collections are executed properly, issuing building and peddler’s permits and golf cart registrations, securing an exceptional line of communication with the mayor, board and police department, and last–but certainly not least–assisting her fellow neighbors. She also looks forward to welcoming new families as they settle into the community.
“It’s going to be challenging on some things, but it’ll all come together in the end,” she said.
The only change Raymond residents should anticipate are new operating hours at the village hall, which will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to working with the mayor, board and everyone in any way that I can,” she said.
In her spare time, Pennock enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, working in her yard and garden, and restoring items using Unicorn Spit.
For more information or assistance, please contact the Raymond Village Hall at 217-229-4516.