The Keys to Democracy Awardee is chosen on the basis of key components: Leadership, Citizenship and Volunteerism. This year’s awardee is Mary Isaac. Few people exemplify the key components in the way that Mary does. A volunteer is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as a person who does something for another person, or for an organization without being forced or paid for it. This defines Mary.
This year, she brought back the Easter Egg Hunt on the Trumbull Green, to great success and happiness, served on the Trumbull Arts Festival, and became the Chair for the Senior Citizen Commission. At Thanksgiving, her family provided a dinner to the Residents of Stern Village. For several months, she has coordinated daily rides for a Trumbull resident to and from a local nursing home to see her very elderly uncle. Mary does much of the driving. She is currently spearheading a senior discount program with local businesses. That’s just this year.
Mary is married to Marty Isaac, and they have three children, Jessica, Nicole and Daniel. While their children grew up Mary was on the Board of the PTAs of Daniels Farm School, Hillcrest Middle School and Trumbull High School, serving as President on each. She was on the Board of the PTA Council. She ran the Trumbull High School Talent Show, served on the Academic Excellence Committee, and Powder Puff. She served on TPAUD since it’s inception, helped organized the Underage Drinking Forum, and participated on countless other committees. Mary Isaac: Trumbull’s Volunteer.