City of Yakima

Maureen AdkisonMaureen Adkison is a transplant to the Yakima Valley, having been born, raised and educated in Massachusetts.  Maureen is married to Yakima native, John Adkison, an orthopedic surgeon, and they have a daughter and son-in-law, Kate and Davi Bear who reside in Yakima.

Maureen’s background has always been in healthcare, primarily academic medicine, spending six years in the Department of Medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital and four years as the Secretary of the Admissions Committee for Harvard Medical School.  After marrying her husband, she worked for three years in the Departments of Neonatal and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Moffitt Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco.  She spent a year in Scotland with her husband John, while he completed his hand surgery fellowship.  While there, she worked for two different law firms and the Intelligence Division of the Bank of Scotland.

Maureen is a huge cheerleader for the community and has spent thirty years volunteering in Yakima. She has worked with both hospitals in many fund-raising projects. She is presently on the Board of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, President of Regional Hospital Medical and Cardiac Center Board, Mable Swan Senior Housing Board, and for the past two years, has been a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission. She is past President of the United Way of Yakima County, Providence Hospital Foundation and the Yakima Tennis Club, and is currently on the Foundation Board of United Way of Central Washington. She was also a ten-year member of Junior League of Yakima, and a founding member of the Child Abuse Council of Yakima County.

Maureen was appointed to the City Council in April 2009, and elected in November 2009 to serve the remaining term of Neil McClure who resigned in April 2009. Maureen sees her service to the City Council as another way to be active in the growth of this City. She believes Yakima is on the verge of great things and intends to run in November to retain a seat on the Council.

Current Term Expires: 12-31-2015

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