About Commissioner Kirkpatrick

About Commissioner Kirkpatrick

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Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick was elected to a second four-year term on the County Commission that began January 2021. She also was elected by her peers on the Commission to serve two terms as chairman from Jan. 9, 2019 until Jan. 4, 2022.  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 President of the Nevada Association of Counties Board of Directors, President of the Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors, Chair of the Moapa Valley Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners, Chair of the Coyote Springs Water Resources General Improvement District, and a member of the County's Debt Management, Southern Nevada Civilian Military Council, Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health, and Southern Nevada Water Authority Board of Directors.

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 - Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) Board of Directors
  • President - Las Vegas Valley Water District Board of Directors
  • Chairman - Coyote Springs Water Resources General Improvement District Board of Trustees
  • Chairman - Moapa Valley Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners
  • Member - Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council
  • Member - Southern Nevada Water Authority Board of Directors
  • Member - Southern Nevada Health 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 & Recognition:

  • Parent Hall Of Fame Award Recipient
  • Various awards for Girl Scout and PTA activities

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