An email from Mary Moltmann and Ed Bennett:
“Please come to a coffee to meet Molly Walsh, candidate in the April 9, 2013 election for the Board of Trustees for McHenry County College.
“We think that she would make an excellent addition to the Board, and we would like you to meet her.
“We will be at the Stage Left Cafe, 125 West Van Buren Street, Woodstock on Thursday, March 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
“Molly is financing her campaign, so this is not a fundraiser.
“The Cafe will have a cash bar if you wish to buy a drink.
“Molly’s position paper is pasted in below.
“We hope to see you on the 21st.”
Molly Walsh Talks about her MCC Board Campaign
“I am running for McHenry County College Board Trustee because MCC is a great resource for our community and a remarkable value for our students.
“The College faces many critical decisions such as future expansion and setting difficult fiscal priorities in future budget. Having worked at the college for 22 years,
“I believe that I have demonstrated the ability to work with all the stakeholders (administration, faculty, staff, students and the community) in a constructive positive manner to address these challenges.
“I am eager to serve with my fellow trustees in helping shape the future of McHenry County College.”
Molly will as MCC Board of Trustee
- Manage taxpayer dollars with responsible spending to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students and community.
- Demand that future expansion plans for MCC be fiscally sound, environmentally sustainable (MCC is located in the Crystal Lake Watershed) and community supported. For these reasons I opposed the Health and Wellness building as it is currently being proposed.
- Expand learning opportunities for our students through community and business partnerships
- Reduce the college’s carbon footprint as outlined in the Sustainability Strategic Plan.
- Strengthen the strong tradition of community involvement in McHenry County College. We must ensure that McHenry County College is accessible and affordable for all residents of our community.
Molly’s Professional & Community Experience
25 years working at community colleges
- Harold Washington College (formerly Loop College) 1973-1976
- McHenry County College 1986-2008
Volunteer involvement in the community served by the college
- Past Board President and Board member for 15 years, McHenry County Historical Society
- Founding and current Board member, Not-For-Profit Resources 2009
- Co-founder of the Care 4 Breast Cancer 5 K Walk/Run
- Advisory Board member, Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at McHenry County College
- Member, League of Women Voters of McHenry County
- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana 1968
- Master of Science in Education Northern Illinois University , DeKalb, Illinois 1989