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Maralyn's as real as it gets.

I am the Executive Director of  one of Durham Region's largest non-profit employment organizations, growing business and growing people. I know that growing business (including agriculture), tourism and transit requires strong partnerships with all levels of government. I have worked successfully with Regional, Provincial and Federal partners and funders for decades. I am collaborator and have no other agenda but the success of the stakeholders I represent, both rural and urban.

I succeed within stringent budgets and rigorous reporting and accountability requirements - I am, and have always been, a steward of tax payer dollars.

I thrive on change and overcoming challenges. More of the same gives you more of the same. It takes a committed person to make change - I am that person.

I own a home in Courtice, I love the theatre, gardening and nature.

35 years ago, I was a single parent of three young girls, struggling on welfare. I  understand the impact of extreme poverty because I lived it. I also know what it takes to lift up our most marginalized populations, and what is possible when everyone has the opportunity to contribute to their potential.

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Business Leader

31 Years Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre she has grown the business from a 4-person, $65,000 per year operation  to a thriving organization with an annual budget in excess of $4 million and over 40 full-time staff.

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Community Leader

Maralyn is a proven expert in partnership development with business, community services, educational institutions and all levels of government. Her connections and reputation as a results driven leader will be a valuable asset as she pursues a bold new vision for Clarington.   


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Other Passions

Maralyn has raised 3 successful daughters, Michelle (Oshawa), Sarah (Bowmanville) and Danielle (Newcastle). Most family events are hosted in Maralyn's Courtice home, with spouses and 13 Grandchildren, ages 7 - 16 yrs.

Tell me about you!

I understand that I work for you. As your representative, my voice needs to represent your voice. Let me know what you imagine for Clarington!