Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat on the school board during elections last fall, Terrence Williams jumped right back into the political arena this week when he was appointed to the Monrovia Arcadia Duarte (MAD) Town Council.
The council, which represents the residents of the unincorporated communities in its name, decided to expand from five to seven members and planned to hold elections earlier this month, said MAD chairman Dave Hall.
But Williams was the only person to throw his hat in the ring, so he was appointed to the body Tuesday. MAD will appoint one more member soon, Hall said.
"I'm excited. As an unincorporated resident, I've always been coming to the meetings but never participated in an official capacity," Williams said.
Williams said his first mission was to make the council more visible to residents and get more community members to participate in its decisions. He said he was going to spend the next few months learning more about the council and the issues that will be brought before it.
Hall welcomed Williams and said he looks forward to working with him.
"Terrence has a commitment to the community to make the community better," he said.
Williams will serve a 4-year term with MAD. He was one of seven candidates for three open seats on the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education in November and .