The Somerville News Person of the Week – August 1

On August 1, 2012, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

The Somerville News Person of the Week, Mary Williams Killoren.

Meet Mary Williams Killoren. Oh, you probably have already seen her around the city. If you parked at a meter that has expired you might have met her, but she’s always nice about giving out those tickets. It’s hard to be mad at her, she’s doing a job and she does it with a lot of class when she’s writing up those tickets. She’s very charming and not cold like some might think in her position. We bet she has an impressive full boat of tickets so to speak when her shift is done, which is, after all, making money for the city.

The many people who she has encountered while giving out tickets have said she was at least nice about it and she quickly disarms them with her charm and smile. But make no mistake, Mary is a Somerville girl through and through and if you’re a ‘Villen you know exactly what we mean. That smile can probably turn fast but we haven’t seen it.  Mary has been working for the City of Somerville now since about 2005. She definitely loves her job and you can tell. Not only does Mary do a great job for Traffic & Parking, she can be seen around the city very involved politically and at various fundraising events, all the time helping out and contributing in any way she can. She has lots of friends from many different circles. She’s friendly and cheerful always, has a nice genuine personality that you can’t help but like about her. We appreciate her efforts and her friendliness and, best of all, we think she’s a wonderful person both inside and outside. On her break and before she goes into work you can find her drinking her favorite coffee at DD in Magoun Square. Say “Hi” and watch that nice big smile and hello you get. You won’t be disappointed.


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