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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of Hermosa BeachCandidate for City Council

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Mary Campbell

Consultant/School Boardmember
1,934 votes (19.72%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promoting a thriving local business economy - through partnership, vision, and zoning refinements
  • Prioritizing city infrastructure improvements - streets, sidewalks, sewers, facilities, and storm drains - all our critical foundation for the future
  • Launching Hermosa's first master plan in almost 40 years (PLAN Hermosa) - Plans so not equal results. Execution planning and accountability is key



Mary Campbell, Ph.D. 

Dr. Mary Campbell is a visionary thought leader with a broad and sophisticated level of experience in all areas of organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, operational management, executive coaching, leadership development, culture transformation, and talent management.  After fifteen years serving in executive leadership positions at the University of Southern California, Mary is now the President and Founder of the Penelope Consulting Group and works with a broad variety of senior leaders in diverse organizations to improve performance and increase business results.

Mary has an exceptional track record of effective leadership and productive influence within organizations. She effectively challenges the status quo to achieve breakthrough results.  She has extensive experience developing leaders and high performance teams and has also served in faculty roles in higher education for over 20 years. Above all, Mary believes passionately in the ability to create environments where people thrive together.  Her natural high energy and bold enthusiasm allow her to help people envision the next level where she then leads them forward into unexpected success.

Mary has served in several capacities within her local community, including serving in her 4th year of a term on the Hermosa Beach Cith School Board, helping to pass a school facilities bond in 2016, and working to defeat an oil drilling project in Hermosa Beach in 2015.

Mary holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Organizational Psychology, an M.A. in Social Psychology and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Executive Coach.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Public governance is a sacred trust with the community it represents. I firmly believe in setting up the circumstances to ensure that everyone with an opinion has the opportunity to be fully heard and considered in the key decisions that impact the community.  Inclusiveness always brings about the best possible outcomes in my experience.  And, while it is impossible to please everyone in every instance, my hope and intentions as a candidate for a City Council seat in Hermosa Beach are that as we will work together toward our even brighter future by leveraging all of the skills, experience, heart and will of all our residents in the process of shaping our future so that the community can get fully behind the final decisions as fellow neighbors who respect one another and have faith in the process. A focus on balance, give-and-take, mutual respect and good will are the keys to getting there.

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