Mary Wormington leaves Texarkana after 16 years of service.

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Well-known Texarkana trailblazer Mary Wormington is leaving town to accept a new position.

Wormington served as Chief Professional Officer of the United Way of Greater Texarkana for 16 years.

“I have taken a position with United Way of Northwest Arkansas, which will include Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers Bentonville and Bella Vista. For now I will live in Springdale. The office is located in Lowell, Ark.,” she said.

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Wormington’s first day on her new job has interesting timing.

[quote_center]My first day with United Way of Greater Texarkana was July 28, 1998 and my first day as Vice President of Resource Development for United Way of North West Arkansas is July 28, 2014. There’s something to be said about that. I suppose it’s just meant to be.[/quote_center]

Wormington said she’s excited to join the staff of 14 in Northwest Arkansas and looks forward to working a year-round campaign with two staff members. She said it is the ideal position for her, and that she’s leaving the Texarkana chapter in good hands.

“My board will continue to hear my mantra of ‘Look to the future, get out of the box, take the punches, continue to grow, and make a difference.’”

“I may not see my family and friends in Texarkana every day so we have made plans to attend events, vacation together, golf outings, and go to football games. I’m only moving out of Texarkana not out of the lives of my friends and family,” she said.

The United Way of Greater Texarkana is a local nonprofit organization that advances the common good in Texarkana.  Its stance is that everyone has a right to a good life and a responsibility to improve the community.

The United Way of Greater Texarkana has more than 87 years of experience investing money, expertise and other resources to improve lives and communities.

 

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