Mari Okabayashi Mari Okabayashi

5766 Kuldell Drive
Houston, TX 77906
Harris County

State Affairs - Secretary
Harris County
Serving 3rd term
TSHL Secretary 2013-2015,

Mari has served on the Harris County Area Agency on Aging Planning Council since 2000, serving as Chair, 5 years, also, 1st Vice-Chair, 2nd Vice-Chair and Chair, subcommittees on Housing and Nutrition. She participated in Ms. Senior Houston Pageants, Older Americans Month events, the Aging Agenda for Harris County, the Houston Meals for the Elderly, and planning for the Aging in Texas Conference. Mari is currently working with a coalition for Houston Complete Streets.

Mari has been serving on the advisory board for Harris County RSVP and was chair for two years. She also has been part of the AARP volunteer program working on issues that have an impact on those that are 50+, especially on the local and state level. Other activities include Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Project Blueprint, Leadership Houston, Blueprint Houston, and Census 2000 and 2010.

She has received the Harris County Area Agency on Aging Recognition Award , WB39 Unsung Hero, Metropolitan Transit Authority Honoree, CAIR Friendship Award, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Top Hand Award for Committeemen’s Club.

Harry and Mari have been married for over 40 years and adore their son Tim and his lovely wife Casey and their cute as a button granddaughter Cooper.