Thurman town government has been in turmoil this year, with controversies and discord prompting the resignation this summer of former town supervisor Red Pitkin and board member James Ligon.
The controversy that seems to erupt in Thurman politics routinely is not likely to faze her, she said.
Hitchock said her approach in facing town business is to seek collaboration and cooperation with others.
"One person can't do it alone," she explained. "We all have to work together to get what the public wants done."
She said she anticipates on working well with other board members Leon Galusha, Charlie Bills, and Al Vasak.
Hitchcock considers herself family-oriented, and she and her second husband Robert Hitchcock, have eight children between the two of them. She has 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson that they enjoy visiting, when they have the chance, she said.
Her activities include taking care of her father Floyd, and volunteering at the town food pantry.
She said she'll be seeking to serve the townspeople with diligence and integrity.
"I hope to work towards what is best for the people of town of Thurman," said Hitchcock. "You can't always please everybody, but I'll try hard."