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Where in the World Is Vivian Evans? Part IV

Where was Vivian O. Evans on Wednesday night?

Sitting in her seat at the table in Room 801 of City Hall, attending this week's Board of Education meeting -- for the first time in seven weeks.

Vivian EvansSince August, Evans has been working in Maryland and commuting back to attend some board meetings.

Evans said after the meeting Wednesday that her constituents in the East District can always reach her by phone. Residents of the East District do not have a problem with her living outside her district, Evans said.

It's people who live outside her district who object to her not living in Buffalo full time, she said.

(Worth noting, perhaps: Evans was not there at a recent board meeting when East District residents complained about the fact that she's representing them from a few hundred miles away. She eventually showed up that evening, but well after public comments had ended.) 

Her attendance at this week's board meeting seems to stave off any immediate threat to her seat on the board.

If a board member misses three consecutive board meetings without the rest of the board officially excusing them, their seat can be declared vacant for lack of interest. Evans missed the last two meetings, meaning that if she had missed Wednesday's session, her seat could have been declared vacant.

- Mary Pasciak

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