Marilyn Levenson Komessar
Marilyn earned her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA and her J.D. and MESL degrees at Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, where she specialized in Environmental Law. Since graduating from law School, Marilyn has worked as an attorney at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, in Boston, MA. During her 28 years at MassDEP, she has helped draft, promulgate, implement and enforce a number of important state regulations designed to reduce harmful air pollutants and help fight climate change. Being a part of state government has given her insight into the development of laws and policies designed to help protect human beings and the environment. She hopes to use this experience to help MAZON in its government relations and policy work.
A lifelong Bostonian, Marilyn has served the past 12 years as one of the leaders on the board of “CASA” – Community Adult Social Action, at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA (where she has been a member for over 54 years), a group designed to do hands on social justice activities in the greater Boston area including feeding and helping the homeless in shelters, assisting people transitioning from shelters to independent living, working at farms, mobile markets and food banks that provide food to families suffering from food insecurity.
Marilyn resides in Needham, Massachusetts with her husband David, and their children, Alex and Hallie and two sweet golden retrievers, Carmel and Lucy. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, sailing and scuba diving when she is in warm water outside of New England.