Board Member at Large
Peter J. “Pete” Watercott, a retired Foodservice Supervisor, represents Zone III on the NIHD Board of Directors. Elected to the NIHD Board in 1998, Mr. Watercott has held all board offices, including several terms as Board President.
Mr. Watercott, who hails from St. Cloud, Minnesota, has lived in Bishop for more than 25 years. He retired after 20-years of service as the Foodservice Supervisor for the Inyo-Mono Area Agency on Aging.
In his time on the NIHD Board, Mr. Watercott played a role in the establishment of the Rural Health Clinic, and was involved in the successful planning and building of the new Northern Inyo Hospital.
Mr. Watercott said he is proud of what NIHD has accomplished through the years and looks forward to a future of excellence in striving to meet the needs of our community. “I am please to be part of the NIHD team and firmly believe in the NIHD mission statement of ‘Improving our community, one life at a time. One Team, One Goal, Your Health. ‘”
In addition to his work with NIHD, Mr. Watercott serves on the Board of Directors of The Inyo Council for the Arts, Laws Railroad Museum, and the NIHD Foundation. He has been honored as The Inyo Register newspaper’s Citizen of the Year in 1994 and the 2014 Best Friend of the Packer by the Bishop Mule Days Celebration.
He and his wife, Kathryn Erickson, make their home in Bishop with two dogs, two cats and six chickens.