Pam Buchda is returning to the Tomah City Council.

The council appointed Buchda to represent District 4 during Tuesday’s council meeting at Tomah City Hall.

Buchda was the only applicant for the seat left behind by Chris King after he resigned from the council in July. The two-year term expires in April 2018.

Buchda served on the council on and off from 2000 to 2016, when she lost to King in the April 2016 election by 54 votes.

Being on the council is a way to serve the community, Buchda said.

“I want to serve this community, and this is one way I can serve,” she said. “I just thank you for the opportunity.”

Buchda is the activity director at Tomah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and has been a member of community service groups, including Tomah Rotary, Faith in Action and American Business Women’s Association.

During her previous terms on the council, Buchda served as vice president and president of the council.

She’s also served on many of the city committees including Ambulance Commission; Audit, Budget and Finance Committee; Claims, Accounts and Licensing Committee; Board of Health; Committee of the Whole; Community Development Block Grant Committee; Ethics Committee; Housing Authority; Joint City/School Planning Committee; Library Board; Long Range Planning Committee; Parks and Recreation Commission; Ordinances and Resolutions Committee; Planning Commission; Police and Fire Commission; Public Works and Utilities Commission; and the Senior and Disabled Services Board.

Buchda also serves on the Tomah School Board.

This is not the first time Buchda’s served on school board and city council at the same time. She said in her letter of intent that she can handle both.

“I found that it fit well together and benefited both entities,” she said.

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