Marya Repko moved in 2000 to Everglades City after she discovered the little planned town in the middle of the swamp and wanted to learn more. She used her background in computers to research the history of the area and has written over a dozen “Brief History” books on the area (website: www.ecity-publishing.com).
Marya was a founding member of ESHP and is also on the Board of the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. She has received widespread recognition as the “authority” on the history of Everglades City and surrounding areas. She is widely respected for her depth of knowledge and is frequently asked to give her popular and well-documented presentations to community organizations throughout the county and beyond.
Marya coordinates the ESHP meetings of the organization, writing the agenda and taking minutes. She also serves as the membership chairperson, coordinating all aspects of ESHP’s fundraising projects, sending out acknowledgements to members and donors.