Thomas also expressed her hopes for the year ahead.
"I feel energized and ready to get to work," said Thomas. "I ran on lots of campaign issues that I intend to follow up on."
Thomas also spoke about her intention to bring a new perspective to the board.
"I'm hoping Peter (Klotz) and I can lead by example and work together to build cohesiveness and consensus," said Thomas. "I was very disappointed and saddened at the last meeting; I had hoped the outgoing board members could go out peacefully."
Council members Cliff Lange and Donna Gizzi concluded their terms in December 2007.
Sickels wiped away tears as she spoke about her daughter's future town leadership.
"I'm just so proud of her," said Sickels.""