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Mary Beth Garrison

Mary Beth Garrison

Manager, External Relations and Community Engagement

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Mary Beth is the manager of external affairs and community engagement at U.S. Borax in Boron, California. A 30-year resident of eastern Kern County, Mary Beth’s commitment to healthy, strong communities is highlighted by countless hours of public service including desert clean-up efforts, nonprofit fundraising, school educational programs and civic empowerment. She is the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce 2017 Citizen of the Year.

Partnering with School District to Restore and Reopen Community Swimming Pool

:: Monday, October 24, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Partnering with School District to Restore and Reopen Community Swimming Pool
What began as a grassroots effort to save a swimming pool, has ended in a celebration of vision, partnership, and hard work. On October 21, a triumphant group of community volunteers, school and business leaders, government officials, and local school children met at the Boron High School swimming pool to cut the ribbon and declare the pool open.

Pioneering Progress Through Education

:: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Pioneering Progress Through Education
At U.S. Borax, we believe education is the foundation for pioneering progress. Over the course of our 150 years in operation, we have supported—and continue to support—local education.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

:: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Every year, the Borax Visitor Center Foundation awards scholarships to the seniors from Boron High School. We're happy to announce this year's winners.

Leading from Experience

:: Thursday, June 2, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Leading from Experience
In the midst of moving his young family from Australia and juggling between U.S. Borax operations, our new COO, Ryan Harnden, took some time to talk to us about where he comes from—and where he sees us going.

Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer

:: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Donation Helps Improve Early Detection of Breast Cancer
U.S. Borax California operations donates $10,000 to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation to help improve early detection of breast cancer.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

:: Friday, December 3, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
MB Garrison, our manager of external affairs, communities, and communications, discusses what the International Day of Disabled Persons means to her. This day is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children

:: Thursday, September 23, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron Ops Donates PPE to Protect School Children
U.S. Borax partnered with the Muroc Joint Unified School District to support the protective mask mandate.

Helping Our Desert Town Swim Again

:: Thursday, September 9, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Helping Our Desert Town Swim Again
U.S. Borax is helping raise the funds needed to rebuild our community's only public pool.

U.S. Borax: Empowering Women in Engineering

:: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
U.S. Borax: Empowering Women in Engineering
As we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), U.S. Borax shines a light on some of the brilliant engineering leaders in our own organization.

The Distinguished “Mule” Status at Boron

:: Thursday, June 17, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
The Distinguished “Mule” Status at Boron
Today, the 20 Mule Team is a powerful symbol and represents courage, hard work, and perseverance.
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