Marilyn Edwards serves as the Communications Specialist for the Village of Estero.
Edwards works with the village’s webmaster, providing the content and photographs for the Village website. She attends all Council, Planning & Zoning and Design Review Board meetings and workshops in order to write short “news” articles about each event. These articles are posted on the website and emailed to all website subscribers in an effort to keep residents informed about all village activities.
She has been a member of the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) for 10 years and served as that organization’s Communications Director from 2013-15. In that capacity, she wrote all of the content and provided photographs for the Estero Today website, as well as articles for the Estero Development Reports, Alerts and news releases.
Edwards worked in the Media Relations Office at NASA’s Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, OH, for 32 years. She served the last 10 years as Chief of the office, helping determine Center policy regarding public affairs and community relations.
In that position, she managed the editor of the Center’s internal newspaper and a staff responsible for writing press releases, conducting press conferences and coordinating interviews with local, national and international media. She worked in the news rooms at Cape Kennedy and Houston for several space flight missions, and planned and coordinated astronaut and congressional visits to Cleveland, including Sally Ride, Judy Resnick and Chuck Yeager. She also coordinated national dedication ceremonies/media events in Culebra, Puerto Rico, and Boone, North Carolina, and represented the NASA Headquarters Public Affairs Office in Dresden, Germany.
She and her husband, Bill Callahan, have been full-time residents in Estero since 2005.