Isolina Maroņo is a City of Sweetwater interim
commissioner. She was nominated by Commissioner
Orlando Lopez January 2012 after the passing of the
commission president. She will remain in the seat
until group four commission seat elections, May 2013.
Isolina moved to the United States in 1967 from
Santa Clara, Cuba. In Cuba, Isolina studied
meteorology but left the island country in her
sophomore year to seek a better life with her parents
and two younger brothers.
With ill parents, Isolina became the head of the
household while her younger siblings attended school.
In 1971, Isolina met her husband who she is still
married to today. They moved to Sweetwater soon after
and had a son, Manny Maroņo, who is now serving his
third term as mayor of Sweetwater.
and her parents owned a grocery store in Sweetwater
for many years and Isolina also worked as the
assistant supervisor in a local electronics shop.
Longtime Sweetwater residents know her for charitable
work that includes collecting money to help needy
families buy groceries and find transportation. She
has been heavily active in the American Cancer Society
and has also worked with various non-profit
organizations to help those with economic hardships
get medical attention.
Isolina has been at
the forefront of hurricane relief efforts in
Sweetwater by coordinating the distribution of
sandbags, water and food to area residents. She also
has longtime ties to various non-profits that help
bring resident needed services.