Park Board gets new member

LAURA JONES (right) is looking forward to serving the community by serving on the Park Board. She was sworn in last week during the Village Board meeting by village clerk Alexis Stone.
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The Coal City Village Board approved the appointment of Laura Jones to the Park Board.
Jones took the oath of office during the Jan. 24 board meeting. She was sworn in by village clerk Alexis Stone.
Laura (formerly Burmaster of Diamond) currently resides in Carbon Hill with her husband and two children. She is the owner of The Cove, a nutrition club located at 30 N. Broadway St. in Coal City, which opened in September of 2022.
Jones was selected to fill a vacant position intended for a local owner to give a business perspective.
The Cove offers healthy beverage options while providing space for the community to hold events, meeting space and local entertainment for students and families.
Jones is an active member of the community and has volunteered for various community organizations, fundraising efforts and special events such as the Holiday Hustle and Fall Fest.
She is also an active member of the Grundy Chamber of Commerce, Coaler Business Alliance, and Leaders Learning Together district group. Her
background work has included growth and strategy work for the Girl Scouts of Chicago, former village trustee of Carbon Hill, and co-instructor of "Leading with Heart" - a high school leadership and philanthropy program.