Mary Hooker teaches Spanish in the Bellingham Schools and has served as a home host for our 2-month long Punta Arenas Student Visit program during our winter season. This combined with her vivacious character and her skills in people management make her a perfect fit as Punta Arenas City Chair.
As a City Chair of the Bellingham Sister Cities Association (BSCA) she needed to be recommended by our board and then pass the muster of appointment by our Mayor Seth Fleetwood. Seth had no hesitation, saying “thank you for sharing your good ideas and your passion for our sister cities relationships”.
Aslan Brewing Co.’s Depot space marked this occasion, just as their second brew of Sister Cities Beer, “Punta Arenas”, rolled out.
Check out the video message Mary, Seth, and City Council Member Pinky Vargas created to our friends in Punta Arenas at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfuAbYC2aoY