Killingsworth appointed to fill term for Commissioner, Pct. 2

by dentonramsey

Killingsworth appointed to fill term for Commissioner, Pct. 2

By Denton Ramsey / Staff Writer

On April 20, 2006 Kathy Killingsworth was appointed by Judge Val Beard to fill the unexpired term of Brewster County Precinct 2 Commissioner Red Pattillo.

Killingsworth has lived in Brewster County for 22 years and, in South Brewster County, is well known as a proactive, consensus building community leader. She serves on the Citizens Committee, which manages the County’s Red Pattillo Community Center, and is a founding director of the Brewster County Emergency Service District #1.

Killingsworth has been actively involved in the process of three large construction projects as Superintendent of the growing Terlingua CSD, including Big Bend High School, a library and the activity center, which is now underway. She has worked closely with the County’s Road and Bridge crew on all three projects, helping in preparing the construction sites.

Killingsworth is known for her ability to stretch dollars as she has extensive experience in public finances. She has also successfully applied for, administered and implemented numerous grant projects, both public and private.

Killingsworth is taking office during an unusually busy time for the Commissioners Court, as the County currently has three grant projects which are underway in South County and a fourth project in Alpine. In addition, Commissioners will begin work on the 2007 Budget in late May.

According to Beard, Killingsworth is already very well prepared to assume her responsibilities as Commissioner due to her training in the Open Meeting Act, budgeting ability and extensive experience in dealing with various State agencies and officials.

“Kathy understands that Brewster County has limited resources, and that we all must work together if we’re going to move forward; she shares our Commissioners’ team approach to problem solving,” Beard said. “She will be able to hit the ground running and I’m confident that she will do an excellent job for Brewster County and for all of Precinct 2.”

Killingsworth, who is bilingual, holds a Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University and a Master of Education in School Administration from Sul Ross State University. She comes from a ranching family in Val Verde County.