Mary Kay Walker has a long history of helping the community. In her professional life, she worked in the collections department for Sears, Bank One and MCI WorldCom. While doing this, she earned a Litigation Paralegal Certificate from SMU. It was during this time that she volunteered at Legal Aid for Dallas among other community events.

Now retired, Mary Kay is married, with four children and six grandchildren. When the Town of Flower Mound expressed an interest in having a standalone senior center in 2009, she stepped up to be a founding member and the President of the SIM Auxiliary, a position she still holds today. She also developed the Volunteer Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Flower Mound when the hospital opened in April 2010. She has served as Treasurer of the Meadows at Cross Timbers Homeowners Association since 2009. Mary Kay is a past board member for Youth and Family Counseling. She volunteers with the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program in Denton County and completed the Project Blueprint Board Leadership Training of United Way of Denton County. She recently has been certified as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Wellness Volunteer and is President of the MAGIC group at First Baptist Church Lewisville.

In 2014, Mary Kay was named “Advocate of the Year” by the Texas Parks and Recreation Services North Region Conference. President Barack Obama and the Corporation for National Community Service awarded her the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.