Marcia took up the role of High Sheriff of Cumbria on Thursday 28th March 2019.
Across England and Wales, throughout history, there have been just two black people appointed as High Sheriffs. (Mr Nathaniel Wells, Monmouthshire 1818 and Mrs Peaches Golding, Bristol 2010.)
Marcia is the third.
She says: “For this county to identify a black woman as its High Sheriff is an incredible demonstration of Cumbria’s willingness and desire to acknowledge and celebrate diversity.
“As High Sheriff, in return, I intend to ensure that my year will be a most memorable one for the entire community of Cumbria.”