Wendy Noren began her career as Boone County Clerk in 1978. In June of 2017, she retired due to health complications with cancer. She died Sunday at 63.
Current Boone County Clerk and Noren's successor Taylor Burks says Noren was helpful when he first started in the position.
“For about five months, we scheduled times to meet and talk about pending issues,” he says. Burks characterized her as a force of nature saying many government officials would ask for her insight on election programs.
A room at the Boone County Democratic Party’s headquarters was dedicated to her in 2017.
“Wendy’s legacy is immeasurable -- so many cutting edge ideas in play today in the election field were pioneered in Boone County thanks to her foresight and ferocious dedication to the work,” wrote The Program for Excellence in Election Administration via Facebook.