Mary Avanti shares ambitious goals for her year chairing Woodbridge Municipal Advisory Council
Mary Avanti talks about her goals for the Woodbridge MAC at her dining room table on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
- Mary Avanti at a glance
Born: Chicago; raised in small Wisconsin town and moved to San Jose in 1960.
Residence: Woodbridge since 2003.
Education: Bachelor's degree in behavioral science from San Jose State University.
Career: Worked for Santa Clara County for 30 years before retiring in 2003. Worked in Social Services, Public Defender's Office and with heroin addicts for the county Drug and Alcohol Services Department.
Community service: Heads Neighborhood Watch in Woodbridge; volunteers in cleanup of Woodbridge Wilderness Area; recently appointed to San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Commission; recently joined the Lodi Elks Lodge; formerly on San Joaquin County Juvenile Justice Commission; catechism teacher at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi.
Family: Two children, five grandchildren.
— Source: Mary Avanti
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:06 am, Mon Feb 27, 2012.
Mary Avanti has a boundless amount of energy, dipping her fingers into everything in Woodbridge.
A Woodbridge resident since 2003, Avanti is a key player in the community's Neighborhood Watch program. She has been known to directly confront gang members who cause trouble in the small community park and other parts of town.
Monday, February 27, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:06 am.
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