Marilyn is the Immediate Past President of the Wake County Master Gardeners,
an Associate Board Member and Water Quality Technical Advisor for the Wake SWCD,
and an Advisory Board Member for the Friends of the Wake SWCD
A letter of congratulations from the County Extension Director:
Subject: Congrats to our Immediate Past President of the Wake County Master
Dear Staff and Advisory Council Members:
It is my pleasure to announce that our own Marilyn Grolitzer was named one of the two state-wide winners of the Outstanding Volunteer Award at last week’s NC State Master Gardener’s Conference. Marilyn was recognized for her leadership during last year’s budget crisis. Not only did Marilyn, as president of the Wake County Master Gardeners in 2011, , manage one of the largest Master Gardener organizations in 2011, she also led a campaign to maintain funding for Wake Cooperative Extension and our Horticulture Agent position. She worked tirelessly to organize Master Gardeners in phone campaigns, personal visits to commissioners, a letter writing campaign, led a petition effort with signatures of supporters throughout the county, plus spoke on behalf of Cooperative Extension at budget hearings and coordinated over eighty (80) master gardener’s presence at one of the budget hearings all wearing red shirts to emphasize the level of commitment and support felt by Master Gardener volunteers.
For all this, we once again heartily thank Marilyn Grolitzer for her outstanding leadership in a time of crisis.
Brent W. Henry
County Extension Director
North Carolina Cooperative Extension-Wake County Center
North Carolina State University/ NC A&T State University