Mary Forbes is very involved in her community. Indeed she is known as the first daughter of Williams Lake. An active member of the Downtown Business Association, Mary is also passionate about sustainability. Whether it’s her retail store, Dandelion Living, or her volunteer efforts as an environmental educator at the Scout Island Nature Centre, her participation in Water Wise or leading interpretive walks, Mary finds ways to bring her spirit and energy to every project. Especially noteworthy is her leadership of the Potato House Project, where she oversaw the restoration of one of the oldest heritage homes in Williams Lake, now a centre for sustainability education.