As the former chair of the planning board for 18 consecutive years and a board member for 28 years, Joan Philkill attended more than 400 meetings and reviewed more than 700 rezoning applications.
A)As the former
if she was a board member for 28 years, it is more probable that she was a chair for 18 years..former chair again is a board member..
The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short;
the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.