Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick
Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick was elected to a four-year term on the County Commission that began January 2017. She was elected to serve as chairman on Jan. 7, 2019. She first joined the commission when she was appointed in August 2015 by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve out the term of former Commissioner Tom Collins.
Commissioner Kirkpatrick was serving in the capacity of Assemblywoman for Nevada's Legislative District 1 when she was selected to join the seven-member County Commission board. She was first elected to the Nevada Legislature in 2004 and served five regular and seven special sessions in Carson City before the appointment. In 2013, she was elected Speaker of the Assembly and prior in 2011, she was the only member of the Assembly to chair two committees: Government Affairs and Taxation. She also served as a member of the Commerce and Labor and Legislative Operations and Elections committees.
Preferring to be called Marilyn, she is a boots-on-the-ground elected official choosing to spend time out of the office and in the field with constituents, often hosting community cleanups and helping create vegetable gardens at the schools in her area. Marilyn is a champion of the Metropolitan Police Department and created the opportunity to bring "ShotSpotter" to her district, hopeful to drive down crime statistics in the area. Marilyn also authored a program she calls "Pathway from Poverty" to assist children and families, making sure every possible opportunity is afforded them. Marilyn is currently the Chair of Southern Nevada Water Authority, Chair of Clark County Debt Management, and Chair of the Southern Nevada Health Department, she is also a member of the Nellis Air Force Base Civilian Military Council, as well as both the Nevada and National Association of Counties.
Commissioner Kirkpatrick is a lifelong Nevadan, who grew up in Clark County, graduated from Western High School and attended Krolack Business School and the Community College of Southern Nevada. Commissioner Kirkpatrick is married to her husband, Michael, together they have six children, six beautiful grandchildren and two adorable great grandchildren.
As the Commission District B representative on the County Commission, Commissioner Kirkpatrick serves on various boards and committees:
- President - Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors
- Chairman - Coyote Springs Water Resources General Improvement District Board of Trustees
- Member - Southern Nevada Water Authority Board of Directors
- Member - Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) Board of Directors
- Member - Southern Nevada District Board of Health
- Member - Debt Management Commission
- Member - Southern Nevada Civilian Military Council
Community Service Accomplishments:
Planning Commissioner, City Of North Las Vegas, 2001-2004
Vice Chairman, North Las Vegas Planning Commission, 2003-2004
Girl Scout Troop Leader
Parent Teacher Association President and activist on the local and state level
Community Partners Clean Up Our Neighborhood Volunteer coordinator
Little League Volunteer
Team Mom for T-ball
Kids Voting USA Program Volunteer
Member of North Las Vegas Design Committee for Library Development
Sponsor: Back to School Fair benefiting underprivileged students
Grassroots coordinator for numerous political campaigns 1995-2004
Volunteer, North Las Vegas’ annual Taste and Toons
Volunteer, annual International Food Festival
Service Awards & Recognitions: