Letters: Why I Am the Person to Make Maywood Secure Again

Letter to the EditorThursday, February 9, 2017 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews

Dear Maywoodans,

I am writing to let you know that I am running for Mayor of Maywood. It’s time for a positive change.

We believe that the elected village officials should be effective leaders in our municipal government. Therefore, in addition to asking you for your vote for me as mayor of Maywood, I am asking you to reelection for Viola Mims clerk of Maywood and support Sammie B Rogers, Tanya Butler and Marcius Scaggs for trustee.  Also, Kimberley A. Hopson D89 school board member.

I am committed to working hard to improve the quality of life for all residents of our city, and I know I can make a real difference in protecting the integrity of our citizens. As mayor, I will work tirelessly to move Maywood forward by A Working Community “A New Beginning.”

Maywoodans I feel your pain and I see your disappointment.  Let’s begin to rebuild our community of Maywood block by block.

Homegrown 

I attended Emerson Elementary School and graduated from Proviso East High School, Class of 1981. An avid traveler, I extensively visited four continents and 40 of the 50 states of the United States of America. I have one son, my ‘magnificent angel,’ greatest legacy and delight, Nathan Lee, who is a graduate of Columbia University, Chicago.

My volunteer and charitable giving efforts extend to several organizations, including Nate Comic Inc. and Larry’s Boys School Program. My memberships include a lifetime NAACP membership, AIPAC, The Order of the Eastern Star, Maywood Chamber of Commerce, Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club Illinois and The Neighbors of Maywood, Illinois Community Organization (NoMCO).

For 38 years, I’ve been a serving member of Miracle Revival Center Cathedral of the Churches of God in Christ (COGIC), located in Maywood, IL. The founder is Bishop Willie J. Chambliss and pastor is DeAndre Patterson.

I have served former COGIC predecessors – the late Bishop L.H. Ford and the late Bishop C. D. Owens – as grant-writer, as well as program-writer. This denomination reports having over five million members in the United States. The National Council of Churches ranks this as the largest Pentecostal denomination and the fourth largest Christian denomination in the U.S.

I have many leadership accomplishments as a grant writer and business consultant, a business owner and with over 25 years in the business industry in corporate America. I also completed a banking school program during my early years of education.

Community servant

I am Commissioner Dr. Mary “May” Larry, a public servant at heart. I am seeking the position of Mayor/President for the Village of Maywood. I am a Business Professional, knowledgeable with federal and state government contracts. I helped Maywood Secure the Following: IDNR Youth Grant – $489,600 and the DOJ – COPS Grant – $269,000.

My family – the Larry’s, have been residents of Maywood for 48 years. Along with my three sisters and two brothers, our parents, Rev. Tommie Larry, Sr. and Catherine Ann Larry, raised us in a single-family home on 3rd and Warren Avenues in Maywood, Illinois. As general laborers, my parents instilled the values of hard work, discipline and personal

My family – the Larry’s, have been residents of Maywood for 48 years. Along with my three sisters and two brothers, our parents, Rev. Tommie Larry, Sr. and Catherine Ann Larry, raised us in a single-family home on 3rd and Warren Avenues in Maywood, Illinois. As general laborers, my parents instilled the values of hard work, discipline and personal

As general laborers, my parents instilled the values of hard work, discipline and personal
responsibility. I attribute my success in the business industry for over 25 years to them.

My life-long, personal sacrifice, commitment and dedication to community service and business as well as ministry, are just a few reasons Maywood residents are supporting my campaign for mayor of the Village of Maywood.

The central focus of the My Maywood Campaign represents the most urgent
needs of the Village, and are as follows:

  • Creating and enhancing economic development
  • Creating job growth and jobs training
  • Protecting the integrity and benefits of the workforce
  • Investing in education and assuring schools are adequately funded
  • Ensuring public safety and reducing crime
  • Improving our parks
  • Protecting the benefits of senior citizens
  • Creating opportunities to retain college graduates
  • Building public/private partnerships and relations
  • Collaborating with the faith-based community to ensure spiritual integrity and transparency

Your full-tendered support is crucial to the economic growth and improvement of the Maywood community.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience to volunteer, or receive additional
information as well as facts regarding critical issues that make this election of great significance.

Our contact information is as follows: My Maywood Campaign Office: 9 North Fifth Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. My Maywood Campaign Office contact number:
708-343-4738.

My Maywood Campaign web address: www.mymaywood.com
Dr. Mary May Larry, Ph.D. web address: www.drmarymaylarry.com
Dr. Mary May Larry, Ph.D. email address: marymaylarry@gmail.com

— Dr. Mary May Larry, Ph.D., candidate for Mayor of Maywood 

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2 thoughts on “Letters: Why I Am the Person to Make Maywood Secure Again”

  1. I wish Dr. Mary “May” Larry the best of luck as a candidate for the village of Maywood. Maywood really needs a huge transformation!

  2. You mismanaged and overspent the idnr youth grant. If you cannot manag thousands, how can you manage millions? You have the nerve to talk about grants, thsts what you messed up!

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