PUBLISHED: 5:51 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Women of Consequence: Mary Hakala

Mary Hakala has worked wonders in the past two years to increase education funding. She has helped build the nonpartisan network called Alaska Kids Count, while inspiring parents and teachers alike to get involved in lobbying their representatives in the Alaska Legislature in order to increase education funding.

Mary has a strong vision, powerful voice, common sense, and an untiring passion for doing this work. She is very organized and has helped to organize parents and education professionals around the state. She has helped our Juneau community network with parents around the state and speak to the need for increased and adequate funding for education.