Mary Ottoson has served as the executive director for Fort Madison Main Street since
2010. She has nearly 10 years of experience in architectural history, having worked
for private firms and non-profits in California, Illinois and Michigan. She has a
M.S. in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and
a B.A. in History from Michigan State University. Ottoson also serves on the Preservation
Iowa Board of Directors, the City of Fort Madison’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
and is a liaison to the local Historic Preservation Commission.