Mary Jo Coughenour ’78 Baker

Mary Jo Coughenour ’78 Baker has
volunteered as secretary for the Historic
Kenwood Neighborhood Association since 2017,
earning the HKNA President’s Award 2019. Her
neighborhood won the City of St. Petersburg
Communications Award and two Honorable
Mention Awards 2020, and was awarded NUSA
National Neighborhood of the Year 2020. She
initiated, co-authored, compiled and edited a
feature-length article for the American Bungalow
Magazine, Fall 2020, Issue 100, titled “Historic
Kenwood: A 30-Year Transformation of a
Neighborhood through Architecture and Art.”
Her art banner and others designed by fellow
Artist Enclave members line First Avenue North
in Historic Kenwood, St. Pete, Florida. Since
March 2020, MJ has sewn and donated more
than 800 masks to healthcare workers and
residents in the Tampa Bay area and across the
U.S. She was featured in Helpers
series in April 2020. MJ and her husband, Mike,
have lived in Florida since 2010.

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