bio_Merry  I moved to Colorado Springs in 2012 after retiring from a 32 year career as a teacher and a principal in Canon City Working as an educator is all about service to others; kids, families, and community. Although I am retired from education, my desire to serve and be a positive contributor continues. My neighborhood and CONO have been a perfect fit.

My husband and I live in Ivywild and I became involved right away with the Ivywild Improvement Society, our neighborhood organization.When I discovered that the Ivywild Improvement Society was founded in 1898, I immediately began researching the neighborhood's history. That research will result in a history book documenting the story of this charming and character-filled neighborhood. Ivywild is one of the original five 'suburbs' of Colorado Springs, and had been experiencing  the decline that many older neighborhoods suffer. Due to the visionary development begun by Mike Bristol, Joe Coleman, and Jim Fennell at Ivywild School, we are an example of the power of involvement and collaboration. revitalization continues, Ivywild Improvement Society is the voice for our neighbors to have a input into our vision for Ivywild.  Neighborhood organizations can and do make a difference!

I became involved in CONO after observing the support and resource CONO has been for Ivywild. Our progress as a neighborhood has been significant in part to having the expertise of CONO, their willingness to give direction, provide resources and help us stand on our own through our growth process. Be is important and rewarding!


Molly Merry


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