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Mary Canada Poss

Mary Canada Poss, American civic leader, mayor. Recipient Dallas Police Officers' Choice award, 1990, Governor's award for Crime Prevention, 1991.


  • Poss, Mary Canada was born on October 25, 1951 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of William Ralph and Eula Belle (Key) Canada.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, University Texas, 1973.


    • Senior work measurement analyst Mercantile National Bank at Dallas, 1976-1978, research and development analyst, 1978-1980, operations officer and manager, 1980, assistant vice president and manager, 1980-1982. Vice president and district calling officer InterFirst Bank Dallas, N.A., 1982-1984. Director Greater Dallas Crime Commission, 1990-1992, Mayors United on Safety, Crime and Law Enforcement, Dallas, 1992-1994.

      Mayor pro-tem City of Dallas, since 1997.


    Executive committee Greater Dallas Crime Commission, 1992-1994. Lakewood Elementary School Community Council, 1992-1994, chairman budget committee. Advisory board directors Texas Community Bank, 1989-1992.

    Vice president programs Greater Dallas Planning Council. Member City of Dallas International Ambassador of Dallas Committee, 1990-1991. Advisory board Children's Advocacy Center of Dallas.

    Mayor Strauss' Council on Intergovernmental Affairs, 1989-1991, board of management East Dallas Chamber of C., 1989-1991. Consultant Dallas chapter Young President's Organization. Board directors Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 1988-1991.

    Member Dallas Friday Group, Dallas Council on World Affairs (chairman mayors' summit juvenile violence 1994), Dallas Museum of Art, Diana Dean Head Injury Guild, Downtown Dallas Rotary Club.



    Travel, mystery writing.


    • Married James Michael Poss, June 16, 1973.
    • father: William Ralph Canada
    • mother: Eula Belle (Key) Canada
    • spouse: James Michael Poss
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    Born October 25, 1951
    (age 66)