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Longtime community member to fill unexpired term


When Weatherford’s Kindra Lucia was sworn in at the June 10 Weatherford Independent School District’s monthly meeting, it was a bittersweet moment.

Lucia, who was approved at a special meeting in May, will complete the unexpired term of Toby Taylor through May 2025. Taylor passed away earlier this year and Lucia knew him well. 

“When Toby passed, I was devastated and crushed. He was a good friend,” Lucia said. “I am just honored to be able to finish out what he was so passionate about.”

Lucia is a familiar face in the Weatherford community. She is a board member and ambassador for the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Weatherford Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and a volunteer for Downtown Weatherford Inc. 

“With her extensive involvement in various community initiatives…Kindra brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective that will be invaluable to the board,” said Mike Guest, WISD School Board president. “We are thrilled to welcome [her] to the school board.”

While Lucia had previously thought about running for a seat on the board, she said the timing just wasn’t right and that she didn’t want to run against anyone currently serving because of how well they are doing. But when a current member asked her to consider joining, she jumped at the chance.

“I have always wanted to do this,” she said. “I have been in this community for a long time and I am invested in the future of our children.”

Lucia said she feels that her perspective as a female and mother of a child currently in school in the district will be an asset to a board she already has “tremendous” respect for. 

“This board is and has been doing a great job. They care about the future of WISD and all love children and it shows,” she said. “But as a woman, mother and an active community member with a child in the district, I know what challenges students and teachers are facing and can bring that to the forefront when necessary.”

That said, Lucia emphasized that she has no “personal agenda.”

“I am happy with where the board and district are headed,” she said. “I am blessed and excited to get started.”


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