About Mary

Mary Person sits at a table in a school library, engaged in discussion with a group of young adults.

Throughout the years, Mary has contributed to the growth and success of Greensville County by serving various organizations in many ways, including:

Selfie of Mary Person and a man in a group meeting

Community involvement

  • Member of the St. Paul Church of God-Christ
  • Active member of the NAACP
  • Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Greensville/Emporia
  • Crater Regional Workforce Development Board

Educational involvement

  • Principal of Bellfield Elementary in Emporia
  • Board of Directors, Southside Virginia Education Center 
  • Chairperson, Greensville-Emporia Social Services Board 
  • Assistant Principal, Chesterfield County Public Schools 

Political involvement

  • Active member of the Democratic party
  • Virginia Municipal League General Laws Committee 
  • Emporia City Council – 8 years, 
  • Emporia City Council President – 4 years
  • City of Emporia Mayor
Mary Person speaking in front of a group, with people carefully listening to her.