Mary has been a Mount Vernon resident for almost 40 years. Raised in an Air Force family, she was born in Saginaw, Michigan and has lived in many parts of the United States, at Ramstein Air Force Base, West Germany, and graduating from La Junta High School in southeast Colorado. Mary’s parents decided to retire to Mount Vernon to be near family. Her younger sisters and 2 nieces graduated from Mount Vernon High School.
Mary worked for Sears in both Mount Vernon and Bellingham for 15 years before coming to work for Wells Nursery in Mount Vernon, where she has been for 25 years as of November 2017. Outside of work, Mary is active in many organizations. She served as a trustee for the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation for 10 years, two of which she acted as President. She serves on many committees for the Foundation including Public Relations, Fine Art, the Gail Edward Iverson Circle of Friends, Par-Tee Golf Classic and the Festival of Trees. Mary also serves on the Executive Quality Oversight Council for Skagit Regional Health as a community representative. In addition, she currently serves as Treasurer for the Skagit County Farm Bureau and volunteered for Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, the Burkland-Johnson Guild for Seattle Children’s, Immaculate Conception Regional School and MoNA.
Mary looks forward to continuing to serve on the City Council and is excited about this opportunity to give back to Mount Vernon. Please contact her with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.