Teton GOP

Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Alexander Muromcew

Twenty-eight students from Teton County made the President’s Honor Roll during the 2020 fall semester at the University of Wyoming. To qualify, students must earn a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled in 12 credit hours that use letter grading.

The Wyoming Association of Community Development Education Professionals presented longtime University of Wyoming Extension community development educator Mary Martin its Friend of Community Development award.

Martin, of Teton County, came to UW Extension in 1975 as the county home economist. She later was a county extension agent before advancing to her current title.

“Over the years, our recipient has consistently identified areas where the quality of life could be improved in their community and then worked to pull people together to address those areas,” said Juliet Daniels, community development educator based in southeast Wyoming. “Through her work, funding was acquired and volunteers recruited to work on addressing a wide range of projects and issues.”

Martin has created events to support tourism, programs for seniors, efforts to increase affordable housing, services for marginalized members of the community and increase access to health care, improve financial well-being and support youths in 4-H.

“As a result of Mary’s efforts the people of her community have been actively involved in the decision-making of the community and have been able to institute policies, procedures and projects for everyone’s benefit,” Daniels said.

Martin helped launch Quilting in the Tetons and is in charge of Leadership Jackson Hole. She has contributed to many financial literacy programs, including Planning Ahead, Difficult Decisions bulletins, Master Money Manager Coach training program and many Facebook Live videos to provide money management advice.

“One thing is for sure, you know that Mary Martin will be working hard to support her community and engaging in efforts that will grow and contribute to the community, and the state, for years to come,” Daniels said.

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