Fresh from being named La Cañadan of the Year earlier this month, Terry Walker is taking on a new challenge: She's the newest member of the city's Planning Commission.
The City Council unanimously appointed Walker to replace Michael Cahill on the five-member commission Monday. Incumbent Jonathan Curtis was appointed to a second term.
Walker, with a long history of community service, said she's looking forward to the new challenge.
“You can't get these awards and go, ‘OK, good, I've been recognized, now my job is over,'” she said.
Walker currently is finishing her four-year term on the city's Public Works and Traffic Commission, and previously served stints as president of the La Cañada Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the La Cañada Unified School District's budget oversight committee.
“I've learned a heck of a lot as far as how the city works and what the process is, so I'm looking forward to taking that knowledge and applying it on a broader level,” she said.