Avery Trace DAR cites McMaster for her work

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Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Marla “Jill” McMaster for her outstanding contributions both nationally and to the Roane County community.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s American History Committee sponsors a Women in American History recognition award and encourages each to select a notable woman from its state or community to honor.

McMaster was selected by Avery Trace for her outstanding service to her country as a 27-year United States Navy Reserve captain and for her work as a Central Intelligence Agency analyst.

McMaster is actively involved in the United Network for Organ Sharing and encourages everyone to become an organ donor.

She has held multiple leadership positions with the United Network for Organ Sharing, including membership on the national board of directors and executive committee.

McMaster is an active advocate for Roane County Imagination Library, for which she is volunteer coordinator. She has increased funding for Imagination Library by establishing relationships with service organizations and area companies.

McMaster is a member of the Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Harriman Rotary Club.

She is chairwoman of Bethel Presbyterian Church Trustees and is past president of Kingston Rotary Club.

She plays French horn in a community band and stays active by practicing Tai Chi weekly.