Marie Gauthier contacted LWVMA about starting a League of Women Voters of Franklin County in November 2016 and has served as its president since its founding as a Unit in January 2017. The Unit was recognized as an official local League on August 1, 2018 and has been a vibrant new League presence in Franklin County ever since. On the state level, Marie has served on the LWVMA Membership Steering Committee since November 2017. She also serves on the Education Council for the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School, as a regional representative for Mass Poetry, volunteers with the Mohawk Trail Music Association, and organizes and directs the Collected Poets Series in Shelburne Falls, where she lives with her family. She works as the Marketing Projects Specialist for Pioneer Valley Books, a publisher of literacy resources.