MARY 'TRINKET' GAUMNITZ
Mary Kathleen Gaumnitz is known to most people as Trinket.
She was raised in Chowchilla and went to the local schools,
always dreaming of becoming a Chowchilla Redskin like her big
brother Fred. She also has a sister named Diane and both chose
to raise their families in Chowchilla just as their parents had
raised them. Trinketís mom is Vera and her dad, who is deceased,
The light of Trinketís life is her son Harry.
He was born in 1988 and was raised in Chowchilla and is
currently attending Fresno State University.
Trinket is a
Special Education teacher in the Weaver School District in
Merced California. She started her career as an instructional
aide in 1986. During that initial experience she decided to go
back to school where she earned her teaching credential. She has
been teaching Special Education since 1999.
In her spare
time Trinket likes to read, work in the yard and spend time with
family and friends. She also tries to be out in the community as
much as she can and attends many of the community functions and
special dinners for the various service programs in Chowchilla.
Trinket was elected to her first term with the Chowchilla
City Council in November 2014. She was selected to serve as
Mayor Pro-Tem for 2016 and subsequently to serve as Mayor for
2017. Her term expires in December 2018.