A new member was appointed to the Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission last week in a unanimous decision of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Casey Mars was appointed as the newest member of the Park Commission.

She will serve the unexpired term of Josh Hardy who resigned his position on the board in late November citing a lack of time to carry out the duties.

Mars, a medical technologist and Director of Laboratory Services at Laird Hospital in Union, is married to Adam Mars. They have four children: Mary Montgomery, 7; Maddox, 3; and Alex and Jax, 19-month old twins.

"I'm very excited," Mars said of her appointment. "I feel with the age of my children I plan to spend many years out at the park and I hope to see it grow."

The Park Commission members serve five-year terms.

Mars term will expire in 2016.

Other members and when their end-of-term dates are: Kent Stribling, 2017; Lance Duncan, 2013; David Vowell, 2014; Eddie Willis, 2015; county appointed Bruce Bounds, 2015; and county appointee Harvin Hudson, 2015.