Mary Mae Kilpatrick, who represents Zone IV, is a retired educator. She began her career in education as an elementary school teacher. She retired as Superintendent/Principal of Round Valley Elementary School District. Among the accolades she earned as an educator she was named Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America, and was the first mentor teacher approved by the State of California.
Many local organizations have benefitted from Mrs. Kilpatrick’s volunteer leadership, including Playhouse 395, the High Sierra Chapter of Sweet Adelines, the Bishop Community Concert Association, the Bishop Friendship Center and the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 118. She also serves on the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.
Mrs. Kilpatrick said she understands the important role the healthcare district plays in the community. “The citizens voted to establish the healthcare district so we would have local access to good quality care,” she said. “I want to see that access continue well into the future. By contributing my time and energy to the board leadership, I am promoting the growth and goodwill of Northern Inyo Healthcare District for the next generations.”
She and her husband, Chuck, live in Bishop. They have one daughter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.