Meet our DMO of the Month
Tampa City Council Member, Mary Mulhern
The Republican Party may be planning to descend on Tampa in August for the Republican National Convention, but they aren't the only ones shaking things up in Tampa. Meet Tampa City Council Member, Mary Mulhern.
Mary Mulhern led the Tampa City Council to pass by a 5-0 vote, a resolution calling for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. Read the opinion here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-205.pdf
As you may recall, DMO passed a similar resolution in March. If your city is in the process of considering such a resolution, there are organizations who will help you build the community support for the resolution that will help create the momentum we need to take this to Congress. Please contact Barbara Moore if you want to connect with local leaders from United Republic, Public Citizen, and Democracy Unlimited and Move to Amend. She'll put you in touch!
DMO this month honors Mary Mulhern for her leadership on this issue and more. Mary Mulhern is a leader in her city on issues of government transparency, pension management, green jobs, economic development, and trade. She has been a leader in preparing her city for the possibility of future trade with Cuba when the trade embargo is lifted. Tampa offers direct commercial flights to Havana, and Mulhern is eager to see her city take the lead in future trade.
Mary has been the local voice in Tampa promoting community gardens and urban agriculture.
Read more about Mary here: http://marymulhern.com/about/
Born in Detroit, Mary Mulhern graduated from theuniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982.
For 13 years, Mulhern was Registrar for Loans and Exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. She managed the world-renowned museum’s national and international exhibition and loans program where she oversaw contracts, insurance, transportation, conservation and budgets for exhibitions valued at close to a billion dollars.
After moving to Tampa, in 1998 Mary opened a consulting business, Mulhern Fine Arts Management, providing services to museums and private collectors.
Mary is a graphic designer and copywriter and was a freelance journalist, writing on art, design, architecture and urban planning for Creative Loafing and the Tampa Tribune.
Mary was elected to Tampa City Council, District 2 in 2007, and represents Tampa citywide. She is on the following boards and committees.
* Tampa Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
* Livable Roadways Committee, Chair
* Finance Committee, Chair
* Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
* Public Art Committee
* Council of Governments
* Lowry Park Zoo Board, Alternate
* Head Start Foundation
Democratic Municipal Officials is proud to honor Mary Mulhern as our DMO of the Month.