Belville town commissioner passes away

BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The town of Belville loses another town commissioner with the passing of Donna Schardien. Schardien has spent nearly a decade on the town commission.

Town spokesman Mike McGill releasing a statement, “The Town of Belville mournfully announces the passing of Commissioner Donna Schardien after a long illness,” adding that, “The citizens of Belville have lost a dedicated public servant, and the Board of Commissioners and staff of the Town of Belville have lost a valued friend.”

Donna Schardien began serving as a Commissioner for the Town of Belville in 2009, and she continued to serve until the time of her death.

She was an advocate for the Town and its citizens, and she was committed to making Belville a better place to live and visit.

McGill went on saying that, “Donna exemplified the true meaning of a ‘dedicated public servant,’ engaging with such organizations as the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Belville ABC Board.”

“She was devoted to her family and friends and will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.  We extend our deepest respect and utmost sympathy to members of her loving family.”

Tonight, at its board meeting, the Board of Commissioners will memorialize Donna for her distinguished and impressive career in local government, and for her highly cherished and revered life.

The Board has also lowered the flags in front of the Town Hall to half-staff in her honor.

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