Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Governing Board Members for the Mayer Unified School District Governing Board. They are Tracy Williams and Heather Hutchins. The appointments were due to a recent resignation by long time veteran Board Member Mark Mathern, who has served as President of the Board for several terms. His resignation was due to recent health issues. Superintendent Carter wishes Mr. Mathern and his family the very best and is thankful for his many years of dedicated service to the school district and the community. The second vacancy was due to the fact that no one filed to run for another position during the 2020 election cycle.

Both appointments will begin on January 1, 2021 and become effective upon taking the oath of office at a training event in Prescott on January 7, 2021, and will expire on December 31, 2022.  Both terms will be up for election in November 2022.

Mrs. Williams graduated from high school in Michigan and completed an Associate of Arts Degree as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson. She is married and has a son who attends Mayer High School. She works at a medical office in Spring Valley and has lived in the area for four years.

Mrs. Hutchins graduated from high school in California, where she also attended San Joaquin Valley College and the Maricopa Community College System. She holds certificates as a Phlebotomist, Certified Nursing Assistant, and a Certified Medical Assistant. She has completed 70 credits towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She and her husband own and operate Easton Air. Her son is in 8th grade in Mayer and an adult daughter is a teacher in the Phoenix area.

Mr. Carter believes “Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Hutchins are well intentioned in learning the role of the Governing Board and will seek to balance the needs of students, parents, staff, and the taxpayer. They should relate well to all segments of the community and will work in a cooperative spirit with their fellow Board Members, the administration, staff and community members”.

Mr. Carter accepted letters of interest before conducting interviews of those who expressed an interest in the position. He then spoke individually with each of the elected members of the Governing Board, members of the school staff and administration, and communicated with several area residents prior to making the appointment. Mr. Carter may be reached at 928-925-6560 (cell). Mrs. Hutchins may be contacted at 602-349-8854 and Mrs. Williams at 480-720-5942.