Councilwoman Mary S. Rich

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110 S.E. Watula Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471

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Mary Sue Rich has represented District 2 on the Ocala City Council since November of 1995. District 2 encompasses the city's far western section.

Mrs. Rich is a retired Correctional Probation Senior Supervisor for the Florida Department of Corrections. She has served on the Judicial Nominating Commission and the Weed and Seed Task Force. She currently serves on the Governor's Westside Revitalization Council, Transportation Planning Organization, the Criminal Justice Advisory Council at the Central Florida Community College, and the Community Council Against Substance Abuse.  She chairs the Racial Harmony Task Force, which sponsors 1 Ocala 1 America. This task force observes a week of diverse activities for all citizens of the city.

She is a member of Leadership Ocala Class 10, President of 1st Step Inc., a former member of the Florida Association of Community Corrections, and a Past President of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Mrs. Rich also is a member of the Ebony Women Civic Club, and former member of the Professional Women's Club.

She has received the Distinguished Service Awards from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency and Central Florida Community College.

She is a former member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Marion County, and currently is on the Board of Directors of the Marion County Children's Alliance, the Florida League of Cities Criminal Justice Policy Committee and the Federal Action Strike Team Committee.

Mrs. Rich was given the Humanitarian of the Year Award for 2005 from United Way.

Mrs. Rich is an active member of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.