Long-time Richfield resident, teacher, and community volunteer Mary Supple has announced her candidacy for the open At-Large seat on the Richfield City Council.“Few people in the community have Mary Supple’s expansive viewpoint over our city,” says Carolyn Engeldinger, Chair of the Neighbors for Supple Campaign. “Mary already has valuable experience in several areas that are the keys to a vibrant future for Richfield.”
Supple currently serves as Chair of the Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and is President of the Richfield Economic Development Authority (EDA). She understands the need for quality housing for all, the importance of pro-active support for small businesses, as well as appropriate and forward-looking redevelopment in the city. Supple also has been actively involved in the Richfield League of Women Voters.
“I believe in building partnerships and listening to all voices as we chart our course into the future,” says Candidate Supple. “When the city and schools work together, it strengthens both of them.”
In addition to her participation and leadership in civic affairs, Supple has been a teacher in the Richfield Public Schools for 30 years and involved in Education Richfield, the local chapter of Education Minnesota. She has served as a contract negotiator and as Education Richfield’s local president. Supple currently serves as a trustee on the Minnesota Teacher Retirement Association Board. Earlier, she was a Minnesota representative on the National Education Association Board of Directors.
“Local government requires negotiating between numerous parties, and I believe that my strength and experience in this area will be a special asset to the Council and our residents,” Supple declared. “I welcome the opportunity to meet and talk with individuals and groups from all parts of Richfield, and encourage all interested parties to contact me or my campaign to make it happen!”