Mary McNamara to serve as the New Director of the Department of Aging

Mayor Frank G. Jackson chose Mary McNamara to continue the important work of the Department of Aging, swearing her in today as the Director. “Mary McNamara is a long time public servant who has worked in the Department of Aging for over eight years,” said Mayor Jackson. “Her experience and commitment to seniors and the disabled will serve her and the City well in this new role.”

The Cleveland Department of Aging offers a variety of programs to the community. These include the services of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, home repair and home maintenance programs, social services, transportation, special events and safety programs. Get more information on Department of Aging Programs or connect with the Department of Aging on Facebook or Twitter (@ClevelandAging).

Mary McNamara is taking the place of Jane Fumich, who retired last week after more than 14 years of service as the Department of Aging’s Director.  Jane said, “Mary has been critical to the success of the Department of Aging during my tenure. She is an exceptional public servant and I am certain she will continue to provide the service our seniors and adults with disabilities need and deserve.”

Mary McNamara, Director of Aging

Mary McNamara is a licensed social worker and has worked with the City’s Department of Aging since 2008. She served as a Project Coordinator and until today, was the department’s Administrative Manager. In these roles, she has identified and obtained several grants to support the Department’s programs and services; works closely on support service initiatives, including Transportation, Homelessness Prevention, Cleveland Tree Assistance, and Bed Bug Assistance; and, manages the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

She is a board member for Abington Arms University Circle Housing and Amani Children’s Foundation as well as a committee member for the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. Before coming to the City, she was the Director of Wellness Programs for Fairhill Partners. Ms. McNamara received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, and a master’s degree in Social Administration from Case Western University. She has received many honors and awards for her service to the community.