Merkley seeks Madison trustee officeMarch 5, 2014
From local sources
Cathy “Kitty” Merkley is a Republican candidate for Madison Township Trustee.
Merkley, 45, of Jasper, is a financial assistant and clerk with the Dubois County Health Department.
In 1991, she earned a paralegal certificate from the American Academy of Paralegal Studies in Chicago. She received an associate’s degree in culinary arts in 2001 from Vincennes University.
While working toward her culinary arts degree, Merkley opened a catering business that provided upscale food for business functions, weddings, graduation parties and private dinners. In 2008, she became the owner and manager of Let’s Do Lunch on the Square in Jasper after developing the concept and business plan for the deli-style restaurant. The restaurant was sold in 2011.
Merkley and her husband, Dennis, have three children: J. Kyle, 21, a junior at Vanderbilt University, Kevin, 19, a member of the U.S. Air Force, and Mariya, 17, a junior at Jasper High School. The family is hosting German exchange student Livia Heller of Pfaffenweiler.
Merkley is a committee chairperson for the Ireland St. Patrick’s Celebration and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She is a past president and past vice president of the sorority and of Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Merkley is a two-year board member of the Actors Community Theatre and has served as stage manager for three productions.
Merkley has been actively involved in parent-teacher organizations. She has served as president and vice president of Fifth Street School’s PTO, Jasper Middle School’s parent teacher student organization and the Jasper High School PTO; she is currently president of the high school organization.
She was a founder of the boys track booster club at JHS and has served as a member and is part of the school’s cross country booster club. Merkley has been a public address announcer for the JHS swimming and diving and track and field teams.
Merkley’s hobbies include volunteering, reading, cooking and traveling.
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