Mary Hardin Thornton graduated from West Rome High School in 1987 and from Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama.  She received a B.S. Degree in English, Religion and Philosophy.

She currently serves as the Director of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful where she works to engage the citizen of Rome and Floyd County to take greater responsibility for improving community environment by preventing litter, reducing waste and becoming more involved in community improvement projects.

Her civic and community activities have included:

        -Clean Community Commission
        – St. Mary’s Catholic Church
        – Rome Rotary Club
        – Hospitality House for Women Board
        – Georgia Arbor Organization
        – Director of Neighborhood Sustainability
        – Georgia Urban Forest Council
        –  Paradise Garden Foundation
        – South Rome Community Garden
        – Network Day Services Board
        – Coosa District Civic Service, Boy Scouts of America
        – Heart of the Community Foundation Board
        – Junior Service League
        –  Leadership Rome
        – TRED ( Trails for Recreation and Economic Development)
She and her husband, Billy, have been married 20 years and have two sons, Wyatt and Henry who attend St. Mary’s School.

Her nominators are quick to indicate her infectious enthusiasm and the service she gives to this community.