Mary’s Qualifications and Experience

Someone asked to know more about my accomplishments to help them better know if I would be a good choice for City Council. Excellent ask. I’m happy to share.

1973 (MD) – Upon the birth of my son, Paul, I became a founding member of the National Downs’ Syndrome Congress We fought for mainstreaming kids with disabilities.

1978 (FL) – Friends of the Clearwater Library. Was active in two efforts to get a new library. Our second campaign was successful.

1981 (FL) – Neighborhood Director, Suncoast Girl Scout Council, won the Daisy Award for service to our community.

1983 (FL) – Tutored ESL middle school students in English. Was selected Volunteer of the Year, Kennedy Middle School.

2001 (NC) – Selected Teacher of the Year, Clemmons Middle School.

2005 (NC) – Crossing 52 Initiative; organization to promote dialog between races in Winston-Salem. Was responsible for conducting the annual Poster and Essay contest for students across the county. Also conducted a Slam Poetry contest and a contest to develop a logo on the same theme of promoting dialog. Received an E.C.H.O. Award [Everyone Can Help Out] from the Winston-Salem Foundation for that work.

2009 (NC) – Hispanic League Board, liaison with Middle Schools across the county for the Middle School Achievers program, promoting staying in school, avoiding trouble, working hard, learning English. Received the prestigious Hanes’ Brand Award for my work with the Hispanic League.

2017 – present (WA) – Began Cocoon House Cooks volunteer group that prepares monthly meals for the Everett Cocoon House.

2017 – 2018 (WA) – Worked with the Library YES campaigns both times. Learned much from the outcomes and know and respect that Lake Stevens has spoken on that issue. I would like to continue that conversation but in a way that better fits our community. I am seeking alternative solutions, rather than taxation.

I am a member of Lake Stevens Friends of the Library, Lake Stevens Senior Center and Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club.