Sally Magnuson moved in 1970 from Buffalo, NY to Plano. After arriving in Plano, Sally became involved in the Plano Art Association and Fine Arts League and the Friends of the Library. The Art Association piloted an art program for all elementary schools in Plano. The program was adapted and funded by the PISD. Sally was later selected to serve on the Plano Library Board of Trustees. She served on the board for six years and for two of those as chairperson.
Sally has graduated from Leadership Plano and served on its executive board and been an advisor. During this same time Sally served on the Board of Directors for the Collin County Women’s Shelter which has been renamed Hope’s Door. She has volunteered in many other advisory positions with the Rape Crisis Center, CASA and Live From Plano where she was president for three years.
In 2001 she retired from Allied Waste Services where she was municipal marketing manager. Retirement took an interesting path as she decided to run for Plano City Council, Place 4. She served three terms for a total of seven years. She represented Plano in various capacities at the National League of Cities and North Texas Council of Governments and on several city boards and commissions.
At present, Sally is serving on advisory boards for CASA of Collin County, the Journey of Hope, Assistance League of Greater Collin County, Plano Symphony Orchestra, and Salvation Army Plano. She is currently a board member of Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano.