Mary Hall Ross left her native Illinois on a west-bound train at age 19. She spent the next 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, earning a BA in Urban Studies from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and honing her management skills in the service of The Sierra Club Foundation, the Northern California Cancer Center, and Stanford University.
Mary, her husband Steve, and sons Miles and Gabriel moved to Nevada City in 1999. Mary has worked for the County of Nevada since 2002, except for one year spent as the interim director of the Nevada City School of the Arts. She is currently the Chief Fiscal & Administrative Officer for the County's Information & General Services Department, which includes serving as the County Purchasing Agent.
Mary brings to the KVMR board over 25 years experience in grant and contract administration, budgeting, financial and personnel management, board development and support, procurement and strategic planning. She has served on the boards of educational, women's health, and youth archery organizations. Mary loves to spend her evenings making quilts while listening to KVMR.