The new appointment to the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals is a stay-at-home mom and a former teacher and New York City resident.
The Town Board last week unanimously appointed Lisa Worthington of Wading River to a seat that has been vacant since Charles Sclafani resigned in May.
Ms. Worthington said in an interview she’s lived in Wading River for 10 years and has never before been involved in government. She was a teacher for about eight years when she lived in New York City, she said.
“I thought it would be an interesting job opportunity,” she said. “Hearing all the different things that people need variances on and deciding what should be granted and what shouldn’t be.”
Supervisor Sean Walter said Ms. Worthington was suggested by a couple of people and the Town Board interviewed several candidates for the position before deciding on her.
“Ultimately, I think the board wanted to have a fresh face,” he said. “Someone who’s not from the same group.”