Marion Curry retired on 1/1/17 after a 45-year career working in the field of Human Services and Disabilities. During those years she led local programs both non-profit and state funded that were consistently referred to as being innovative. In addition to leading local organizations her career has included work for state level programs (Family Connections and Communities in Schools of Georgia) as well as offering consultation across the nation and Canada.
In her retirement she continues to provide consultation to organizations to enhance their ability to support adults with intellectual disabilities to become valued employees. Retirement has provided her the flexibility to pursue Rotary Global projects in Uganda. She has just returned from her second trip on 9/22/18. Her work there as a part of a team lead by a former professional colleague and Rotarian has reinforced her belief in both the value and strength of Rotary as well as reminding her that we as human beings are more alike than different.
Marion is the president of the Rotary Club of Tifton this year and is truly enjoying it. She completed her BA from Mercer University and MPA from Valdosta State University. She is an active member of St Anne’s Episcopal church and serves on the boards of the Tifton Museum for Arts and Heritage as well as the Wiregrass Farmer’s Market. She has 2 grown married children and 4 grandchildren, who light up her life. Her husband of 16 years, Mike is her support in all her efforts.