Name: Mary Kerwin
Length of residency: 24 years
Family: Happily married for 32 years to Stormy. Two children: Rory 29 and Katie 26
Education: Professional Effectiveness Trainer with a BA in English from Immaculate Heart College and Lifetime Teacher Certification from Cal State LA, and an Alumna of MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program.
Works: Part-time as Development and Special Events Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy, and as Consultant and Instructor for Michigan Association of School Boards and the University of Michigan-Dearborn Institute for Local Government.
Civic Activity: Active in church, schools and community for 24 years – named Troy’s Distinguished Citizen in 2012
Parish: Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Women’s Fellowship, Funeral Luncheons and has worked in RCIA and Catechetical programs.
Schools: Has worked on many Troy Board committees, and volunteered as a mentor, chaired and served on many committees at local schools and as PTA President at Hamilton and PTO President at Smith and Parliamentarian for the PTA/PTO Presidents’ Council, served on THS Booster Board, and on the District School Improvement Team.
Community: President of the Women Officials Network, Chair of the Troy Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Network, MSU Extension Leadership Council of Oakland County and the MSUE/AgBioResearch State Council, member of Leadership Troy, the League of Women Voters, Race Relations & Diversity Task Force, Troy Community Coalition, Friends of the Troy Public Library, and serves on the board of the Troy Historical Society.
City: Alumna of the Troy Citizens Academy, served on the Troy Futures Task Force Image and Feel and Lifestyle committees, served two years on the Troy Planning Commission-one year as Vice-Chair, served four years on Troy City Council-one year as Mayor Pro Tem, served on the Retirement Board and as President of the Michigan Municipal League’s Elected Officials Academy.
School Board: Served eight years on the Troy Board of Education, holding all offices, and recognized for outstanding leadership by county, state and national organizations.