MEDIA ALERT: This week Mary Foreman, Manatee County School District’s Audit Committee member and current Chairperson, announced her intention to run for election to the Manatee County School Board for District 3.
“I am a fiscal conservative and I want to make sure that money for education goes to our classrooms. An effective School Board needs both educators and professionals from other fields who can bring a variety of expertise and perspectives to the table. My experience as a CPA and a long-time member of the School District’s Audit Committee will allow me to contribute an understanding of finances, demand accountability, and advocate for citizens’ input.”
In coming months, the School Board is going to be faced with some difficult decisions because of Covid-19. The decisions it makes in the face of budget cuts will affect the community for years to come. Mary believes that her experience with the operations and finances of the District makes her the right choice.
Mary Foreman and her family have lived in Bradenton since 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Florida Atlantic University and worked as a CPA until her retirement in 2019. In addition to volunteering on the District’s Audit committee since its inception in 2013, Mary has also served on the boards of several professional organizations, and was Treasurer of the Manatee High School SAC for 3 of the 4 years she was a member during 2001 through 2005.