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West Keizer Neighborhood Association president Rhonda Rich says her activism stems from concerns over the impact of Keizer Rapids Park, which were calmed once she got involved. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

West Keizer Neighborhood Association president Rhonda Rich says her activism stems from concerns over the impact of Keizer Rapids Park, which were calmed once she got involved. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Seven years ago, Rhonda Rich was done with volunteering and preparing to go back to work as a nurse.

Things changed a bit.

Rich didn’t go back to work. Instead, she stayed at home to help out her husband Ron when he suffered a stroke. At the same time, she agreed to be president of the newly reformed West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA).

“Plans changed,” Rich said. “I didn’t get to use the RN (degree), except at home. It was well worth it for that.”

At the time, planning was being done for the Keizer Rapids Park. The WKNA was restarted since the park is in the association’s boundary, which covers the west and southwest part of Keizer.


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