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Mary Kolar

Mary Kolar

District 1 Supervisor

Home Address

333 W Mifflin Street #9020
Madison, WI 53703


Home: Cell 886-2640


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    A retired U.S. Navy Captain having served 28 years on active duty, Mary has served in leadership roles with a wide depth and breadth of responsibilities supporting multi-million dollar operations. She has extensive experience running the day-to-day operations of small to large organizations.

    Mary’s educational achievements include a BS in Marketing, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, a MA degree in Adult Education, University of Rhode Island, and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

    Mary was elected to the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Place Condominium Owners Association and has been President of the Board since April 2009. During her tenure, the board has worked together with the over 500 owners and the management company to maintain and improve the quality of life at Metropolitan Place.

    Employed at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as the Director of Public Operations, she leads guest services and a security force including undergraduate and graduate students.

    As Chair of the Dane County Veterans Service Commission, Mary and her fellow Commissioners ensure veterans in need have a life line available to set their lives in a positive direction.

    Vice President of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation Board of Directors, Mary is collaborating with the WVMF Board and members of the Wisconsin Historical Foundation to develop plans mutually beneficial to both organizations and museum visitors.

    As former Chair of the Media/Membership/Development Committee of Capitol Neighborhoods Inc. (CNI), Mary led the implementation of an online application form.

    Now the representative of downtown Madison on the Dane County Board of Supervisors, Mary is focused on improving the level of human services the county provides, improving lake water quality, promoting economic development, and increasing intermodal transportation options.  She also serves on the Zoning and Land Regulation Committee.