Councilmember Mary Gathercole has lived with her husband Rick in University Park since 1988. They have two grown children, Martin and Laura. A native Washingtonian, Mary had also resided in Tucson, Arizona and Reading, England before settling in University Park.
Mary obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Catholic University in 1986 and eventually went on and received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2012. She worked many years as an ER nurse at Providence Hospital before working as a Nurse Care Manager with the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Hospital. Mary is also an avid sketch artist and enjoys plant-based cooking.
Mary wants to preserve and enhance our quality of life in Town with a focus on fiscal responsibility, storm water management, traffic control and sensible development in our surrounding area.