Marsha Peterson is running for Township Council in District 1 to make local government more accessible to residents. Marsha will cultivate a more engaged Upper Providence community, built on trust and accountability.
A lifelong Upper Providence resident and Penncrest grad, Marsha lives with her husband, Terek, and their two children, JB and Morgan. She received her MBA in Information Science from Saint Joseph’s University, and her career spans 25 years in program management within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. As a PMP (Project Management Professional) Marsha brings expertise in overseeing all aspects of project planning, from standardizing processes and creating systems that maximize efficiency, to resource allocation and ensuring quality results. She applies her expert analytical thinking and creative solution skills to overcoming obstacles and achieving measurable results.
Her unwavering commitment to Upper Providence -- the place she has called home for over 50 years -- combined with her specialized skill set positions her to work alongside residents and township officials to bring creative solutions to the ever-changing needs of the township. Marsha is committed to bringing transparency to local government and making it more accessible to residents. She will work to include all residents in the conversation, through various communication vehicles, so all voices can be heard.
Marsha is a strong advocate for environmental sustainability, building a diverse and inclusive community, and advancing fair and equitable public service. Whether assessing our ecological footprint and developing creative solutions for water management and waste management (think composting and rainwater control), or creating community-building opportunities for residents, Marsha will actively listen to what residents want and work collaboratively to get things done.
She has an extraordinary commitment to community service, having served on the PTG board at Media Elementary School and now serving in the same role at Springton Lake. She is a certified USA Mid-Atlantic Swimming official, volunteering at Broomall’s Lake and the YMCA. Marsha is secretary for her homeowner’s association and has been certified as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helping vulnerable children and youth. Serving and advocating for her community is core to who Marsha is as a mom, a neighbor, and a member of the Upper Providence community.
Inspired by her family and her neighbors, Marsha is eager to step into a leadership role and build a stronger and more inclusive community in Upper Providence.