- London West
Mary Ann Hodge is an engaged member of the London community as an environmentalist, community organizer, foster parent, and occasional teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board.
A graduate of Western University, Mary Ann spent seventeen years working as a corporate facilities manager in Toronto. Returning to her hometown after the loss of her husband, she earned her teaching certification and teaches frequently in the French immersion schools in London.
Mary Ann just completed a four-year term as a member of the City’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, and successfully led the call to ask City Council to declare a climate emergency. She recently initiated the formation of the Environmental Stewardship Coalition, a grassroots movement to respond to the climate crisis through education and advocacy. As the Chair of the Board for Camp Kee-Mo-Kee, Mary Ann has spearheaded a revitalization of the camp, including fundraising over $1 million and adding programming for First Nations and LGBTQ+ youth.
Mary Ann ran as the federal Green Party candidate for London North Centre in 2008 and 2011. She has served on both the provincial and local Green Party executives. Mary Ann joined the Green Party due to their commitment to the Triple Bottom Line – the concept that all decisions should balance the impact on People, the Planet and the Economy.
Mary Ann has been a long time supporter of ReForest London and the Thames Talbot Land Trust and believes in the importance of preserving natural areas as an antidote to the increasing stress and anxiety of our lives today. She has her feet firmly planted in the reality of today, while looking forward to a better tomorrow.