Marilyn is a lifelong resident of the area. She knows the history of the region and the people living there. She is very active in community activities and is acquainted with the old time residents and the new people moving into the area. Marilyn has been active in Isabella County Government for many years. She has served as Chairperson of the Isabella County Planning Commission and is currently vice-chair of the Isabella County Zoning Board of Appeals. She thinks her greatest contribution to the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Board is her personal knowledge of the area and the people that live there.