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It has been my pleasure to work with Mary Ferguson in my capacity as Manager of a Community Futures Development Corporation. I have benefited from Mary’s instructive mentorship on the topic of rural social enterprise. Her conviction to the cause, combined with a naturally inquisitive mind, and instinctive understanding of rural values makes her an invaluable asset to rural-based organizations and the communities they serve.
Mary Ferguson assisted us with our evaluation of our complex Policies Matter project using a quasi-developmental design. Since the project was emergent the evaluation had to be as well and Mary was adaptable and responsive. Mary was also able to work with the diverse stakeholders with whom the project engaged.