Mayor Mary Olson
The Mayor of the City of Marion is the presiding officer of the Marion City Council and has superintending control of the officers and affairs of the city. Elected by the people of Marion, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. The Mayor is elected to office every four years.
The Mayor's duties also include making appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.
As Executive Officer, the Mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by City Council.
The Mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over City Council with voting privileges.
The office of Mayor for the City of Marion will come up for election in April of 2014.
The Mayor of the City of Marion is Mary Olson. Mayor Olson has been a resident of Marion County all of her life. She grew up in the Peabody area and still has family members living in the area. She was married to her husband, Warren, for 34 years until his death in 1998. He had farmed in the Lincolnville area until his retirement.
She has been in the teaching profession for 50 years, including 36 years as a classroom teacher in the Centre school dDistrict. She has been a substitute teacher in the Marion/Florence school dDistrict since moving to Marion in 1996.
She has been employed at Bearly Makin-It Antiques for the past seven years.
Mayor Olson has regular office hours at the City Building on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to NOON. You can call the City office at 620-382-3703 to set up an appointment to visit with her.