Mary Greene Trottier is a dedicated member of the Spirit Lake Tribe, where she has spent her entire life, fostering a profound connection to her community. With an illustrious career spanning 35 years, Mary has served as a vital force within the USDA-Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), advocating tirelessly for the well-being of indigenous communities and those in need nationwide.
Throughout her extensive tenure, Mary’s commitment to advocating for health, nutrition, and innovative delivery methods for FDPIR clients has transcended geographical boundaries. Her impact resonates across the country as she tirelessly champions change within the USDA Farm Bill, ensuring that food assistance programs are accessible, efficient, and aligned with the needs of the communities they serve.
As a testament to her versatile background, Mary’s journey has been characterized by service to underprivileged communities, a commitment that has deep roots in her upbringing in rural North Dakota. Her unique combination of administrative expertise and firsthand knowledge of the challenges faced by marginalized populations has made her a formidable advocate for transformative change.
Mary’s dedication extends beyond her role as an administrator at USDA-FDPIR; she has made her voice heard at House Hearings, sharing her valuable insights to drive policy improvements that benefit the most vulnerable. Her leadership and advocacy have not gone unnoticed, as she proudly serves as the President of the National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (NAFDPIR), further amplifying her influence on a national scale.
In addition to her national role, Mary remains deeply rooted in her local community, actively contributing as a member of the community college’s board. Her unwavering commitment to improving community resources serves as a testament to her dedication to the well-being and prosperity of the people she serves.
Mary Greene Trottier is an exemplar of tireless advocacy and leadership, a passionate advocate for the marginalized, and a catalyst for change within the USDA-FDPIR and beyond. Her commitment to community development, nutritional access, and effective policy reform continues to have a profound and lasting impact on countless lives across the nation.