Member Profile: Maggie Gilman Holm

Posted on September 7, 2020

Maggie Holm with Family

Maggie Gilman Holm

Graduate Student – PSU:MPA

If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?

Lincoln City, OR

Storytelling or innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?

“Storytelling” is the buzzword I tend to hear most often.

What year would the most important in your life? Why?

Career-wise, the most important year in my life would have to be 2019. Some major things changed very rapidly in some wonderful and unexpected ways… I was given the incredible opportunity to go back to school full-time to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree. I am forever grateful to all that helped make this possible, especially my amazing partner and two children who have been the best cheerleaders and supporters I could have asked for. I now have a new career path that is incredibly exciting to me – it combines my passions and skills exceptionally well and builds off of the past 10 years of work I have done in the non-profit sector.

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is….

social service access support and collaboration.

What’s your “public meeting pump-up song,” the song that gets you fired up before a big meeting?

It is one I would definitely need to listen to using headphones…

What fictional character would you most like to have a beer or coffee with? Why?

I am going to have to bring it back to childhood for this one… I think having a beer with Severus Snape would be incredibly interesting – as such a complex character, I would love to understand more deeply the choices he made, why he made them, and how his experiences through out life shaped him.
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