Mary Alice Smalls

Board President

Seward Community Co-op

Mary Alice Smalls has served on the board of Seward Community Co-op since 2012. She has lived in South Minneapolis and worked for Minneapolis Public Housing Authority for the last 22+ years, managing low income housing as a Regional Property Manager. Additionally, she has volunteered off and on and trained in group facilitation and decision making methods. During her post-secondary educational career in the mid 70’s spent time in India attending a Human Development Training school where she worked with villagers to break down historic caste barriers. Smalls was a member of a worker-owner cooperative for 6 years in the early 80’s and lived in and managed Co-op Housing in Minneapolis in the late and early 90’s. Smalls has been happily married to Robert Samuelson for 25+ years.