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Leta Mach
Leta MachLeta Mach has served on City Council since 2003. She is currently council liaison to the Advisory Committee on Education and the Park and Recreation Advisory Board and past liaison to the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee.

She works hard representing Greenbelt on numerous local and national organizations. In 2014, she was appointed to the State of Maryland’s Air Quality Control Advisory Council. Since 2004, she has served on the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee including two terms as chair. She is Immediate Past Chair of Clean Air Partners on whose board she has served since 2007. She is a member and past Chair of the Maryland Municipal League Communications Committee and a member of the National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee. She is also secretary of the Prince George’s Elected Municipal Women. 

In 2000, Mach was honored as Greenbelt’s Outstanding Citizen. This recognition followed years of community service in a variety of positions with many different community organizations. Through the years, she served as treasurer of the Greenbelt Cooperative Nursery School; PTA President of both Greenbelt Elementary School and Eleanor Roosevelt High School; News Review reporter, editor and proofreader; volunteer for the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Committee; chair of the GHI Audit Committee and secretary of the board of Greenbelt Consumer Cooperative. 

For Greenbelt’s 50th anniversary, she chaired the Greenbelt Oral History Committee that collected video oral histories. She also participated in the book project by writing chapter two of Greenbelt: History of a New Town. 

She has been a museum docent. She was a founding board member of the Greenbelt Community Foundation.
In 1995 when the City Council established the Advisory Committee on Education, she was appointed to the committee and elected chair serving as such until her election to City Council. 

Her work experience includes teaching social studies at Suitland Senior High School from 1969-73, serving as Information Specialist at Greenbelt Homes, Inc. from 1981-87 and from 1987-2003 working at the National Cooperative Business Association as director of communications and cooperative education. 

Beyond Greenbelt, she is the past president of both the Cooperative Communicators Association and Parent Cooperatives Preschool International. She has received many awards including in 1995 the national Co-op Month Award for Communications. 

Mach grew up in a military family. While she was in high school her father was stationed in Washington, D.C. and she graduated from a Prince George’s County school – Bladensburg. In 1969, she received a B.A. with Honor with a major in history and minors in English and education from Michigan State University. She moved to Greenbelt in 1974 with her husband Darrell. They have two married children -- Ryan and Amy -- and four granddaughters, Anna, Alexa, Piper and Amelia.