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Chipman, Coker tapped for Ridgefield council

By , Columbian Metro Editor

RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield City Council this week appointed Judy Chipman and Rachel Coker to Positions 7 and 2, respectively, filling two vacancies created by council resignations.

Positions 7 and 2 were vacated last month when Council Members Sandra Day and Dana Ziemer resigned due to plans to move out of Ridgefield. Applications for appointment were opened on June 11 and 10 eligible applications were received.

The two women were appointed by the council on Thursday. They will both stand for election in 2023.

Chipman grew up in Ridgefield and moved back to the area nine years ago. Chipman served on the Columbia Credit Union Board of Directors for nine years and retired from Bonneville Power Administration in 2017. In 2018, Chipman was appointed to the Ridgefield Planning Commission.

Coker has served as a member on the Parks Advisory Board since 2019. She has been involved in the community through the Parks Board, attending community events, volunteering at the Lions Club booth at the Clark County Fair, and attending business spotlight events by Ridgefield Life magazine and the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.