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Trustee MariEllyn Dykstra-Donnellan


The Rockland County Legislature appointed MariEllyn Dykstra-Donnellan in July 2013 to serve on the RCC Board of Trustees for a five-year term, expiring in June 2018. She was reappointed to a second full term, expiring in June 2023.  Dykstra-Donnellan is a familiar figure in Rockland and has devoted almost 30 years to her family’s business, Schweizer & Dykstra Beautiful Flowers in Pearl River Ridge, including the past 20 as owner.

Dykstra-Donnellan has staunchly supported numerous community causes. She is past president and a current board member of the Spring Valley Rotary, and former assistant governor and currently membership chair for the Rotary district encompassing Rockland. As a member of the Rockland Business Association, she received an RBA Pinnacle Award in 2011 for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Business. She was a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Rockland and used her experience and local knowledge to further promote positive change in the county. Dykstra-Donnellan, of Valley Cottage, earned a BS in education from Cortland State University, SUNY, and an MS in exercise physiology from Long Island University. Her son, James, took advantage of RCC’s transfer agreement with Purchase College, SUNY, to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Purchase in 2012.