Meet Mary Swalla Homes, Madrid’s Community Development Specialist

Mary Swalla Holmes is excited to use her skills and experience to enhance the Madrid community. She was recently hired by the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) in cooperation with the City of Madrid.
She has twenty years of experience in community development throughout the state of Iowa. Mary has worked with Fire Departments, Non-Profit organizations, Chambers of Commerce, Value-Added Ag start-up companies, churches, historical restoration and community visioning. She is passionate about creating vibrant communities and uses writing and photography to tell the stories of rural Iowa. She and her husband, Steve Holmes, live south of Madrid. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their two adult children, Jon Holmes and Lyn Jenkins, and their four grandchildren.