Marcie Fyke Baria a finalist for 2013 Outstanding Mississippi Women Award
May 8, 2013, 02:39
Baria-Williamson, PLLC ,has announced Marcie Fyke Baria has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Outstanding Mississippi Women awards, presented by the MS Commission on the Status of Women.
The Commission will honor outstanding Mississippi women in seven categories: Business/Industry, Community Service (philanthropy or non-profit work), Education, Medical/Health Care, Legal/Judicial, Political/State or Local Government/Military and Arts/Entertainment/Performing Arts.
Fyke Baria was nominated in the category of Community Service by Tish Williams of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Cherie Labat of the Bay Waveland Middle School, Jenny Bell of AdLib Communications and her law firm, Baria-Williamson, PLLC.
Besides being an accomplished attorney, Fyke Baria is a dedicated advocate for her community. The extensive list of community service agencies and organizations in Bay St. Louis and Hancock County that have benefitted from her dedication include;
• Recycle Hancock, which set up recycling programs in 6 schools in Hancock County after Katrina & teaches students the importance of wise resource management
• The Live Oak Alliance Mississippi, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the strategic use and management of the beautiful natural resources of coastal MS that promotes activities such as recycling, biking, walking, bird watching and eco-tourism in Hancock County
• Hancock County Food Pantry, a nonprofit program that provides food to over 17,000 people each year and is operated entirely by volunteers
• Hancock Main Street Association
The recognition and award ceremony will be held at the Commission's Annual Fundraising Spring Luncheon on May 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Arts in Jackson.